Self-proclaimed Christian “researcher” David Meade predicted the apocalypse would begin on Saturday, September 23, but now he says it’s actually going to happen on October 15. Usually, doomsayers reschedule the date far enough out that people won’t remember when the previous incorrect prediction was. But Meade now says that he never actually meant to say that September 23 was the day the world would end. Rather, he meant it was simply the day when the signs of the apocalypse would occur. Go figure.
On Thursday, audiences watching the first official trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming film Isle of Dogs heard a curious amount of sneezing. The pups in the film, the narrator posits, might be sick with the dog flu. But, if Anderson is as familiar with wild dog biology as he is with the rules of symmetry, the sneezing puppers might also be participating in a democratic vote.
Typically, people living in the path of a hurricane receive a decent amount of warning that a storm is on its way, giving them a chance to evacuate. Forecast models are sufficiently advanced to plot a hurricaneâ€™s course with reasonable levels of accuracy. But what if we could predict an extreme weather event before it even forms? On Friday, Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists reported in a Science Advances paper that they might be able to use engineering models to do so.
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".