Along with the seemingly harmless Sarahah surfaced another social media phenomenon that has unnerved parents and policy makers around the world in equal measure. It’s a set of 50 tasks targeted at youngsters aged between 10 and 14, who post clips of their completed tasks on social media with certain hashtags or on groups, all leading up to the final level which results in the player committing suicide in real life to complete the “Blue Whale Challenge”.
A strong start to the year, a weak patch from February-end till June and a thumping rally since then. That’s been the trajectory of base metals so far in 2017. Copper and aluminium have been the best performing base metals this year, each up 15 percent year-to-date. Zinc has gained 13 percent while tin and nickel have lagged. The current rally has been buoyed by a pick-up in global economic growth, hopes of revival in demand, especially in China and euro zone and dollar weakness.
The concept seems quite unique. Thereâ€™s no other application or platform that lets you receive honest feedback anonymously from friends or colleagues. And the concept of anonymity seems to be the reason why the app has gone viral across India and the world. It also functions on the same rationale as Facebook â€“ which is the urge to instantly share our lives online and the need to know whatâ€™s happening with those around us.
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".