"It's a little surreal, but it's a good thing," Doug Pitt told reporter Melody Pettit about a big business deal in the works. Pitt has just repurchased the computer company he started from scratch in Springfield in 1991. He calls it a brand new company that's 26 years old. "Obviously I'm sentimental to something I started out of thin air 26-year ago, so to have some control over that, that's neat," Pitt said.
You may want to visit Springfield's food truck park soon if you already haven't, it may be closing. It's not official yet but food truck operators are busy trying to find other places to go after they all received an email saying they have to leave by the end of the month. Apparently they have to leave because the city now says they are illegally dumping their grease liquids. Chef Chuck Baldee isn't afraid to say hello or tell you how good his pizza is.
In its first ever tweet-along, the Springfield Police Department in Missouri is pulling back the curtain; letting you follow in real time, on Twitter what officers go through every day. And it's not just the stuff you see on the news. "People really don't understand the types of calls that officers are assisting with and the problems they are solving for people every day," said Springfield Public Affairs Officer, Lisa Cox.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".