“Do we have to go cycling?” This isn’t what I need to hear two weeks ahead of our trip to the Tyrol. A trip I’ve arranged with family biking in mind. I wasn’t an outdoorsy youngster. We went family camping. Once. And it was to a French Eurocamp, not the wilderness. But when I look at my own daughters, glued to screens, childhood-me seems like a mini Bear Grylls. Could an e-bike — cycling with the help of an onboard battery — convert my two kids to a trip without sun-loungers or shopping malls?
Name an Italian beer. You went for Peroni, right? Now, think of a Tuscan drink. I'm guessing you chose a wine. Maybe a red – first-division labels such as chianti, brunello and vino nobile all hail from these vine-clad hills. Or vin santo, the sticky, yellow one traditionally aged under the terracotta roof tiles of a palazzo, and these days best for dipping cantuccini (almond biscuits) into at the end of a leisurely lunch. You probably didn't go for a beer. It sounds wrong, somehow.
Pulling over to check my map for the 10th time, I’m beginning to lose my patience with this maze of a Moroccan city. Agadir, on the country’s southern coast, is a sprawling circus of traffic and madness designed, or so it seems, to be inescapable. I’ve been driving for four hours since leaving Marrakech and I still haven’t seen the sea, let alone found the little surfing paradise I’ve been told about.
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".