A terrible era finally came to an end with Operation Frequent Wind, a massive helicopter evacuation of the capital of South Vietnam. After nearly 20 years, the Vietnam War was over. Andrew: Having just had to wade through 2001, I was expecting nothing less than an embarrassment of riches. Bring it on. Adam: I was on the train from London to Sunderland when we did this – half made on my way up, half made on my way back.
Hijackers acting on behalf of al-Qaeda flew two planes into the World Trade Center in New York and one into the Pentagon in Virginia; another crashed in Pennsylvania when passengers and crew overwhelmed the hijackers. Nearly 3,000 were killed, and the War on Terror began. Adam: A simpler time! Or at least it began that way…the music though. Here’s where I suddenly became aware that the music you listened to was utterly socially decisive.
The Soviet Union set off the largest man-made explosion in history, a 50-megaton hydrogen bomb, over the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. It was decided that this type of bomb was simply too powerful to be used in any potential conflict. Andrew: 1962 was very strong despite being relatively uncharted territory, so couldn’t wait for more. Bring it on. Adam: After the outright clash that was 1997 – familiar but unpalateable – here I knew we’d be spoilt for choice.
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".