DAVENPORT-- Almost 143 million Americans had their personal information exposed after a data breach from Equifax. That's almost half the population and the chances of those being affected in Iowa and Illinois are very likely. During a presentation on what to do if you've been hacked at the Davenport Library, many Quad Citians shared their concerns. "We have to be aware in this age of technology," says attendee Mona Martin.
MOLINE-- A lot can change after graduating high school especially after 70 years. "If I went back today, it's probably changed a lot," says Rock Island High School Class President of 1947, Arthur Whalen. But one thing that does stay the same are the memories. Those memories were shared during Rock Island High School's 70th year class reunion on September 16. "It's so great to see that so many of us have survived this long," says Whalen.
MOLINE-- Sometimes you don't see air pollution but for Kristi Mindrup, she can always feel it when she breathes. "The best way I can describe it is if you would go up and down a flight of stars and only breathe through a very small straw like a coffee straw," says Mindrup. On the morning of September 15th, Quad City air quality levels were poor, causing concern for people with health risks. People like Kristi Mindrup, who was diagnosed with a lung disease last year.
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".