The snap general election has left us with a hung parliament, an uncertain outcome and plenty of questions. While Theresa May's Conservative party have the most seats, they do not have enough MPs to wield a majority in the House of Commons: cue talks of a Tory coalition with the DUP, or a Labour-led 'progressive alliance.'
Lunch break to-do list: Order The PowerWhether you're the kind of person who reads at every available minute (e.g. on your commute and before bed) or manages it only on holidays, The Power is sure to have infiltrated your literary radar. Described as ‘The Handmaid’s Tale for the Gone Girl generation’ (by us), Naomi Alderman’s fourth novel is a feminist science-fiction novel. After being met with rave reviews when it was published last year, it has just won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
What a night! Those of you that stayed up to watch the results as they came in will know there were many surprises – losses, gains and some very interesting statistics. As we head towards a Hung Parliament, let's look back at the important events of last night... The Conservatives didn't win a majorityWhilst they remain the largest party, and won the most votes, the Conservatives did not win an overall majority.
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".