The curtain goes up on the theatre of unintended consequences. Ruth Adria, a battler for the rights of seniors, goes to court. She wants protection against discrimination because of age to be included in two sections of the province’s human rights law. The province does not oppose her. Her lawyer is surprised. Anyway, the seniors’ advocate wins and news reports say she wants to use her victory to challenge unfair or invalid driving tests for the elderly. Then the court order comes down.
But, unlike other joints with a better handle on the real world, city hall’s big blue playpen could use some trouble. It needs shaking up in the worst way. Farkas wanted to shake things up. He won a seat on city council in October. He’s been there just over two weeks. No doubt you’ve heard Farkas is not taking the city councillor pension. Not a dime. He doesn’t intend to be a career politician. Imagine that. “I’m only in for a short time and I want to do as much as I can. I’m not trying to grandstand.
Jason Kenney is now in a world of crap and abuse. The outrage rains down upon him. In the political solar system of the social media universe, Kenney is the object of much fear and loathing. To many inhabitants of that cyber sewer he embodies all that is ugly and then some. Among those who love to hate the man, a number of them feel Kenney is somehow committing political suicide, a right-wing dinosaur ready for extinction.
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".