- An African trip turned tragic for a Rochester Hills woman killed on safari by a hippo. Carol Kirken is seen on Facebook sitting on a plane, smiling, bound for Tanzania for a vacation with family. She posted pictures of her exciting African safari, saying she saw so many beautiful animals including hippos and bull elephants. But August 5 would be Kirken's last post - perhaps eerie now - as she wrote about witnessing a massive migration.
- In Monroe Township, two sisters are called in for dinner. When they go back outside to play they found their little fire truck is gone. Their mom posted it on Facebook - hoping someone may know who took their toy fire truck - and it was the Monroe Fire Department who came to the rescue. "I was like I am determined to find out who took that fire truck," said Bailey DeSloover. "I was mad and sad.
- Kelly Winfrey was shocked to find a toddler alone in a hot parked car Monday. She calls for help but in the meantime, she found herself fending off an angry mom. The mother then assaulted Winfrey and then rammed her vehicle with her car, before she took off. Now Winfrey is worried she didn't learn her lesson. "I don't even leave my dogs in the car," she said.
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".