- Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Florida late Monday, anticipating dangerous conditions from the still-growing Hurricane Irma. "Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm and Florida must be prepared," Scott wrote in the order announcing the move.
- After spending most of the race for St. Pete Mayor down in the polls, current Mayor Rick Kriseman finished strong when voting closed in Tuesday's Primary. With all precincts reporting at 8 p.m., Rick Baker finished with 48.61 percent of the vote. Rick Kriseman finished with 48.01 percent of the vote. As mail-in ballots were counted, the gap tightened even further. Just before 10 p.m., Kriseman had pulled ahead of Baker with 48.36 percent of the vote, to Baker's 48.23 percent.
- Schools around the Bay Area are gearing up for next week’s historic solar eclipse. The prime viewing time for Monday's event will be 2:49 p.m. in the Bay Area, which will experience a partial eclipse, not a full one. Hillsborough County will excuse students whose parents want to keep them home, but they have to provide a note. But at Buckhorn Elementary in Valrico, Ken Davis' 5th-grade class prepares for watching the sky together.
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".