The fallout and exhaustion from the Thomas Fire forced the postponement of the 2017 New Year’s Eve Noozhawk Walks, our annual Urban Hikers Walking Tour of Santa Barbara. Little did we know then that things could get so much worse. Now, in the aftermath of the deadly flooding and mudflows in Montecito, we all just need to get out and clear our heads. As promised, Noozhawk Walks has been rescheduled to this Saturday, Jan. 27.
NoozWeek’s record Top 5 stays in Montecito with the Highway 101 impasse, a rising death toll, a picture of devastation and a fledgling recovery, before giving Alana Walczak the last wordAs many of my closest friends are tired of hearing, one of my personal goals for 2018 is to start getting Noozhawk the national recognition it deserves.
NoozWeek’s Top 5 expands in more ways than one with a lineup of almost all flash flooding stories chronicling unprecedented death and destructionNo, it’s not a tell-all book. It’s the nightmare many residents of Santa Barbara County’s South Coast have been living the last six weeks. And just when you thought you were nearing the last page, along comes one more poorly constructed chapter delivered with a thud on about two hours’ notice.
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".