Parking lots in downtown Toronto overflow regularly, forcing drivers on to the street where they are issued thousands of parking tickets. But over-full parking lots are just the latest indicator of a city that is drowning in its own congestion. The major subway lines are already over capacity as new lines are beginning to enter debate. Meanwhile, the rise of condo towers and their built-in parking garages is pushing the number of vehicles downtown through the roof.
Reading behind the wheel again? Talking on his phone again? We don’t know the details, but we do know that on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s drive to work this morning, he came pretty close to a cyclist riding on a city street. CBC’s morning show host, Matt Galloway, posted this photo on Thursday at 11:35 a.m. The photo looks North on Beverly toward College St. which is a two-lane road just Northwest of Toronto City Hall.
Pope Francis is different. He’s not like any pope we’ve seen in a while. He takes the bus home. He calls to cancel his own newspaper subscription. He washes the feet of prisoners. He’s humble. Well, now we can tack one more nicety on to that list: He sneaks out at night, dressed as a regular priest, to help homeless people.
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".