If you ever get a letter claiming you won the lottery, especially if it claims you have to pay money to get money, you're likely the target of a scam. This happened to Bob Walsh recently, who got a letter and a check for $72,000, "saying that I had won a second prize on Mega Millions"Walsh, who took it to the bank and called police, was immediately suspicious. The letter asked him to pay money in "closing costs."
Heading into a holiday travel week, the Richmond Ambulance Authority is offering safety checks on car seats. The Authority says four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Experts say if you have one car seat, the safest place is usually the middle of the back seat, but check your manual to see what your car makers recommend. It's also important to watch the recline of the seat in front of your child's seat. "Not leaned back too far on the seat.
Drivers will face a soaped-down track on the course. (Source: Tire Rack Street Survival/Facebook)If you're trying to convince your teenage driver just how dangerous driving can be, but haven't found the words that hit home, maybe there's an experience that will. There's a street survival course this weekend in Richmond that puts teens behind the wheel in tricky situations. The TireRack.com Street Survival course is not a typical drivers education course.
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".