For those who follow my blog regularly, I am a Houston fanatic who has called Houston home for 21 years now. The recent tragedies in Houston have caused me to think a lot about the city I love, and it has taken me a few days to put into words what I’ve been feeling. As a native Houstonian attending college in Houston, my heart is broken. The destruction that Hurricane Harvey caused my beloved city makes me sick to my stomach.
Michelle Sacks and her daughter Olivia, along with another volunteer, helping out at Lakewood Church. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) Our hearts and prayers go out to all affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to, and can safely do so, here are some opportunities to volunteer that we’ve heard about:George R. Brown Convention Center is open as an emergency shelter to the public.
Harvey has unleashed fury on our city causing historic flooding, enormous loss and total devastation for so many residents of Texas. The other victims of this catastrophic storm are the animals - some of which were already homeless, some of which were left behind by their owners (whether on purpose or separated not by choice). It is a heartbreaking situation for these animals that depend on us. There’s a way that you can help them throughout the Harvey recovery efforts.
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".