The only thing that has been certain this election is that our voting system has passed its expiry date. Let’s face it : the two-party system does not work anymore, apart for Labour and Tory that is. The rise of smaller parties like the Greens and UKIP means that people are increasingly looking for an alternative to the two main parties, but sadly will never get their opinions represented in parliament under this system.
As a feminist, the tumblr Women Against Feminism makes me want to weep. Not because of the criticism, but because of the stupidity of the comments. Modern feminism has many flaws and feminists themselves don’t agree on many subjects. However, man-hating, bra-burning and making women “victims” is not what feminism is about. Feminists stand for equality between men and women, fight against gender bias and look to empower women as well as men to do whatever they want in life.
Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella is a story as-old-as-time that blatantly lacked the modern makeover it deserved. Throughout the movie, there is a feeling of déjà-vu, as if throughout the making Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Chris Weitz ticked boxes to make sure they perfectly recreated the 1950s classic. Cinderella, played by the beautiful Lily James from Downtown Abby, feels like a step backwards after the huge progress of Disney’s Frozen with sassy Queen Elsa.
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".