Five years ago, then-seventeen-year-old Morolake Akinosun tweeted about her plans for 2016: becoming a college graduate and competing in the Olympics. Akinosun said she'd forgotten about that tweet until Timehop-an app that shows you your social media activity from that day in years past-reminded her of it.
This time last year was the beginning of a record-busting heat wave that gripped the state, with several cities experiencing fifty-plus days of consecutive 100-plus temperatures and an average summer temperature of 86.7 degrees in 2011. Spring rains cooled things off, but the first day of summer is still approaching and with it expect above-average temperatures, according to John Nielsen-Gammon, the state's climatologist.
Yesterday, Texas and the Justice Department announced an agreement concerning the 2011 voter ID law that requires anyone voting in person to show one of seven forms of government-issued photo identification. The measure has been fiercely contested since its passage on the basis that it has a discriminatory impact on black and Hispanic Texans, who are disproportionately likely to lack any of the identification in question.
On July 6, 2003, the Dixie Chicks disembarked from a plane at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and climbed directly into police vehicles bound for the American Airlines Center. It had been nearly three months since Natalie Maines told a London crowd she was "ashamed" that President George W.
"Tear up Texas." -An undercover FBI agent to Elton Simpson, prior to his shooting attack on a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland last year, according to The Intercept . The undercover agent's online correspondence with Simpson was revealed in court documents related to this week's arrest of a North Carolina man suspected of recruiting people online to join ISIS.
Back in March, Dallas Republicans elected Mark Montgomery to lead their county party. He took office in June, and according to its Facebook page, the party was excited to have the 67-year-old in charge.
Chances are you got that taco you're eating by getting in your car and driving to an establishment like Torchy's or Taco Deli, where you're devouring it in a clean, air-conditioned environment. How convenient-and inauthentic. Tacos are street food. They're intended to be enjoyed on the go.
Back in the early 1990s, I spent three years abroad. I worked as a mail clerk and cut lawns in a small cities in Lancashire, England; I laid irrigation pipe, pruned tomato plants, boxed melons, peeled spuds, and chopped fennel on two Israeli kibbutzim; and I engaged in that most stereotypical of Gen X slacker overseas tropes: doing the Prague thing, where I pretended to be a writer by swilling copious cheap-but-delicious pivo and acted moody.
This week, Wild Turkey announced that Matthew McConaughey would be the Kentucky bourbon brand's newest creative director. The Internet reacted as expected: with the collective "Say wha? Oh. Hm. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯", which is basically the series of emotions one experiences when hearing about the career choices of a man who used to brush his teeth exclusively on the beach.
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
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".