Scores of British racing dogs are sold and shipped abroad for meatA HERO animal activist who saved the lives of nine British greyhounds facing slaughter in China has been showered with praise for her good deed. Support has poured in for campaigner Kerry Elliman after she travelled 5,000 miles to Beijing to bring the doomed animals home. Kerry’s charity Birmingham Greyhound Protection has received £3,000 in donations and been overwhelmed with offers of new homes for the lucky pooches.
A CHARITY helpline was so inundated with calls from vulnerable and isolated older people last Christmas it struggled to answer more than 5,000 due to a lack of funding. More than a million pensioners admitted feeling lonely over the Christmas period, due to living alone or having no one to talk to. The Silver Line helpline receives an average of 10,000 calls every week from vulnerable and isolated older people - a number which increases over the Christmas period.
The average Brit spends the equivalent of almost nine months of their life bargain-hunting - saving more than £6,200 year, a study has found. The typical adult will spend two hours a week search for a good deal or cut price items – the equivalent of around four days and eight hours in total over the average 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 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".