By Niki Morock, MeteorologistEclipse mania has officially driven me mad. Well, maybe not truly mad, but I’m tired of the hype. Is it a total eclipse a rare event? Somewhat, but not as rare as you might think. According to Space.com, “… in any calendar year, there are at least two solar and two lunar eclipses visible somewhere on Earth. The maximum number possible in a single year is seven — a mix of the two kinds.
By Niki Morock, MeteorologistIf you spent any time on social media after the eclipse yesterday, you probably saw as many mixed reviews as I did, especially from those who witnessed it locally and did not travel to the path of totality. I noted descriptions from “beautiful” and “awe-inspiring” to “cool” and “that was it?” For many, it was a great experience. For others, it wasn’t worth the hype. Wake Forest Weekly reporter Neva Yinger's mom rigged binoculars to capture the eclipse.
By Niki Morock, MeteorologistHurricane Gert is currently southeast of the North Carolina coast (at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 15, 2017). She is a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds at 75 miles per hour. Expect her to turn toward the northeast today and strengthen a little before she becomes a post-tropical storm in the North Atlantic later this week. At this point, the only effect our coast will feel will be from swells and rip tides.
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".