We might be a little closer to understanding the reason for Taylor Swift's weekend-long social media blackout. True to fan theories, the singer has broken her social media silence at the beginning of today's solar eclipse. At 11 A.M. EST exactly, she tweeted and Instagrammed this creepy video of a slowly flicking snake tail (a meta acknowledgement, it seems, of the snake emojis that flooded her Instagram post-Kimye Snapchatgate.) One fan site brightened up the clip a little.
For the first time since 1979, this afternoon, much of the U.S. will experiencing a total eclipse, or at least a partial view of it. And Hollywood is just as ready to take part as the rest of us—which is to say, some are more ready than others. Here, all the celebrity Instagrams about the total eclipse. For those of you who also forgot to get eclipse glasses, find your celeb-endorsed alternative viewing method here.
AJ: "Take Me" [is] not based on anyone or anything in particular. It's more something that Aly and I were feeling at the time. I was a little frustrated going through the dating scene. I started experimenting on a dating app that a friend told me to go on, and I realized quickly that any match I came across, it was like, "Cool, we'll continue to message on here but nothing will get set in stone."
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".