America suddenly seems unpredictable; Russia erratic and dangerous. But Germany must keep an eye on what could become an even bigger challenge: China. Between 2000 and 2003, I was based in Hong Kong and taking regular trips to mainland China. We foreign correspondents in those days were often impressed by how sophisticated and erudite the Communist Party’s young scholars were. They were a far cry from how Westerners imagined the cadres of an aging post-Marxist regime.
With two shrewd staff moves, Angela Merkel has neutered a naysayer (Jens Spahn) and simultaneously anointed her favorite (Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer) as heiress apparent. Part of the political genius of Abraham Lincoln was that he built a “team of rivals,” as his biographer, Doris Kearns Goodwin, called it.
Whereas English-speakers have many words for technological progress, Germans have settled on one: Digitalisierung. Too bad. The geeks at my alma mater, Williams College in Massachusetts, used to wear, circa 1990, baggy black T-shirts that made a statement. “There are only 10 kinds of people in the world,” said the front. “Those who get binary and those who don’t,” read the back. A more common synonym of “binary” is “digital”. And that’s what “digital” means to most English speakers.
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".