Another day, another shooting. The details are still sketchy, but a shooter in northern California killed four and wounded 10 others in a seemingly random incident Tuesday. The one-a-day remark isn’t hyperbole, as there have already been more than 300 mass shootings in the U.S. so far this year. In 2016, by year’s end there were 483 mass shootings, defined by the FBI as involving three or more victims.
Though not destined to stick around, there was snow on the ground as last week rolled into this. Perhaps in response, lights started to glow on more houses. Stores, already decked out, have upped the quota of Christmas songs in the mix. There’s no doubt the season is getting into full swing. Music being a big part of the yuletide festivities, there are concerts aplenty.
Like charity, perhaps peace begins at home, too. Domestic violence in its various forms is all too common. November being family violence prevention month, getting the message out is the primary driver behind A Concert for Peace at Home, set for November 17 in Elmira. Performances by Jacob Moon and Scott Carere will benefit the prevention program at Woolwich Community Services. “A big piece of this is awareness,” said organizer Marilyn Bauman of the impetus for the concert.
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".