We all remember when chicken tikka masala was announced as a ‘true British national dish’ back in 2001, upstaging the likes of traditional Sunday roasts and English breakfasts. This momentous statement not only illustrated Britain’s multiculturalism and ability to absorb and adapt external influences; it also enticed people to expand their cultural curiosity by experimenting with different types of curries.
This time of year is for new beginnings. Turning over a new leaf, just as the leaves begin to fall from the trees. The rhythm of the year is reinforced over years spent in the education system in the UK. Even now, I find it both exciting and daunting. Imagine how that feeling is magnified when you are five. My daughter returned to school last week, yearning to see her friends and nervous about the new regime of Year 1. She is like many five-year-olds: silly, full of energy, deeply inquisitive.
Belfast’s iconic West Coast Cooler Fashion Week is set to feature a fun mixture of head-turning looks this AW. Expect to see all things bold, glittery and plush as this week’s launch show at the luxurious Bullitt Hotel was all about stand-out colours and eye-catching textures. With the runways returning to the city from October 26-29 at a new home in St Anne’s Cathedral, the weekend will also bring back staple events Sushi Saturday and Style Sunday.
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".