The mayor of Portland, Oregon, said on Saturday that two men who were fatally stabbed after trying to intervene in a man using anti-Muslim and other "hate speech" aboard a train "died heroes." "Two men lost their lives standing up to somebody spewing hateful words directed at Muslim passengers on an afternoon commuter train," Mayor Ted Wheeler said at an afternoon press conference. "These two men died heroes, as a result of a horrific act of racist violence."
As Alex Bartholomew got down on one knee Tuesday, he had the two loves of his life right in his sights — his girlfriend and a tornado. Luckily for the 25-year-old storm chaser from Texas, he was the only one who swept Brittany Fox off her feet. The blustery proposal was captured by friend and fellow storm chaser Jason Cooley, who was along for the ride under the guise of searching for some spectacular weather.
It was supposed to be a "once-in-a-lifetime musical experience" on a remote island in the Bahamas. The organizers of the much-hyped Fyre Festival promised "two transformative weekends" of Instagram-ready luxury — world-class cuisine, private jets, yachts. Oh, and Blink-182 was set to perform. What could possibly go wrong? Miserable festival-goers, some of whom shelled out as much as $250,000 for premium tickets, tweeted images of shoddy sleeping tents and meals that won't earn any Michelin stars.
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".