More rescue efforts are underway in Mexico City as the region tries to recover from this week's massive earthquake. On Thursday in the community of Coyoacan, rescue crews worked feverishly in the ruins of a single building. The sound of sledgehammers and trucks often give way to silence: a fist in the air symbolizing the need to be quiet so rescuers can potentially hear the tap or voice of a trapped victim. Countless volunteers are bringing their own shovels, trying to help in any way they can.
In many parts of Central Mexico, rescue efforts were just getting underway Tuesday after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City earlier in the day, killing dozens of people. Those in the Bay Area with loved ones in the quake zone were desperately trying to get through to them with little success. The powerful quake reduced tall buildings to rubble, and reports surfaced of survivors trapped under tons of concrete.
A victim of theft in the South Bay says one of the suspects left behind a clown mask as he was getting away. The suspect was not wearing it at the time of the crime, but police said it might provide a link to other crimes in the area. "They say they believe it might be linked to a few home invasions," victim Justin Wise said. "There's been a slew of robberies."
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".