A crime wave is spreading through rural areas in parts of central Africa. The stolen property? Penises. Anthropologist Louisa Lombard writes that the phenomenon of penis-snatching has left the gritty confines of the city and begun to show up in villages in the Central African Republic:A traveler passing through town on a Sudanese merchant truck had, with a simple handshake, removed two men's penises.
Of course this Super Bowl isn't In New York. The cries of outrage from the residents of the Garden State have reached fevered pitch over the perceived slight they have consistently observed from all participants in this week's Super Bowl. The slight? Everyone is referring to the Super Bowl being in New York, not New Jersey. They should look at a map, right? It's in New Jersey! "Think about this in any place,” New Jersey Senator Cory Booker told WCBS.
Crime is down, and if we decriminalize marijuana, I might be out of a job! (Getty Images)Today was a big day for Bill de Blasio's glacially slow mayoral appointment calendar: he named the heads of several Criminal Justice positions for the city, as Police Commissioner Bratton took the opportunity to brag about his early record on safety.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".