Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York offers "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media," a course on Miley's cultural impact, as part of its summer schedule. Describing her as transitioning from "a Disney tween to a twerking machine," the class will use Miley "as a lens through which to explore sociological thinking about identity, entertainment, media, and fame." Flyers advertising the course include a shot of Miley making a funny face, if you're not sold already.
A teenage Twitter user decided to liven up her Sunday afternoon with veiled threats tweeted at American Airlines. Prank phone calls are so 2002, after all. Anyway, this was a terrible idea because 1) it's a bomb threat made in public and thus clearly identifiable and 2) she's now been arrested. Sarah, whose Twitter handle @QueenDemetriax_ has now been suspended, first told American Airlines she was "part of Al Qaida [sic]" and was "gonna do something really big bye." Kids these days!
Though we won't find out who Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis picks as his wife/soulmate/tabloid magazine cover counterpart for another month on TV, he actually made his decision back in November â€” at a luxury resort in St. Lucia, because Bachelor seasons always finish up somewhere nice and tropical. Incidentally if you just can't wait to find out who Galavis choses, prolific Bachelor spoiler Reality Steve breaks down the finale dramatics and says it's this lady.
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".