MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Smart phones and anything to do with social media are hot items once again this year on many parents’ gift lists, though experts warn buying these types of gifts can have negative consequences, like addiction to social media. “It’s like instinct,” said Alicia Soto when she talked about picking her smartphone when an alert went off. “You reach for it.”The 9th grader at Manatee High School admits to spending more time on social media than anywhere else.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – It was a day in the park that turned into anything but fun for one Tampa Bay area family. Juan Duenas and his 9-year-old son Mateo were riding their bikes for hours at the Alafia State Park in Lithia when they decided to take a trail they usually don’t. That turned out to be a mistake because the two got lost and it got dark. “I was having a good time,” Mateo told News Channel 8 as he described the ride with his dad before they got lost.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (WFLA) – Agents from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration raided a Zephyrhills business on Thursday that was part of a prescription crackdown which federal investigators say led to putting lives at risk. Since so many prescriptions in the US cost an arm and a leg, there are companies like the one raided last week – The Canadian Medstore – that help mostly seniors navigate their way to finding the best prices possible.
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".