France is still in shock after the deadly shootings in Paris which left 17 people dead. But there has been another shocking death toll in recent days with reports of hundreds, possibly thousands, of people massacred by Boko Haram. Even there the Paris deaths got more press than those in Nigeria, said media analyst Ethan Zuckerman. He pointed out that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan expressed sympathy to the French but said nothing about Baga. Newsbeat looks at the numbers.
Beauty brand Nars has had to explain itself to shoppers after it introduced animal testing in China on its make-up. After a wave of criticism, Nars shared an Instagram post where it explained that although the company was against animal testing, it was necessary for them to be able to start selling its products in China this month. "We want you to know that we hear you," Nars said in a statement to fans. "The global elimination of animal testing needs to happen."
Facebook has denied it was hacked and that access issues earlier were "not the result of a third party attack". A hacker group called Lizard Squad had hinted it was responsible for the site, and Instagram and Tinder, going down. Users around the world tweeted about issues with their feeds before normal service resumed. A spokesman for Facebook said the problems "occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems.
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".