The prospect of an all-inclusive holiday where everything is laid on – and “free” – when you arrive at your destination, is for many, the ultimate in relaxation. Not having to cook or lift a finger to pour a glass of wine or juice, being able to let the kids loose on the lunch buffet without worrying about the bill… it sounds perfect. And when times are tough and budgets tight, the idea that everything is paid for in advance before you even pack, can be very reassuring.
Lying on a beach, sleeping under canvas, climbing a mountain, canoeing down a river... However you spend your summer holidays, when we talk about getting away from it all, what we all really mean is leaving our daily stresses behind us. But for too long, there’s been one element of worry which has been packed along with our suncream and sunglasses – just how much phoning home on our mobiles could cost us.
They sound like the perfect solution to one of the chores of holidaying in the sun. Once-a-day sunscreens – slap it on in the morning and you’re done. You don’t have to keep reapplying, getting in a sticky, sandy mess, and worrying about whether it’s been washed off by your dip in the pool. But sometimes what seems too good to be true, is just that. For the first time, Which? tested the claims of four “once-a-day” sun lotions and found that they might not provide the cover they claim.
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".