I recently signed up to a mobile dating app. This is not something I’ve done before, mainly because I’ve got a girlfriend of ten years and we have a mortgage and a small child and, under those circumstances, it just seemed like a really bad idea. But this was for work – it was research – so I threw together a profile and started spying on all the single guys and girls within a 20-mile radius of me. And they were all so interesting!
In August 2012, on a sunny Monday afternoon, an American man and a Chinese woman walked into one of London’s oldest and most exclusive casinos. As they entered Crockfords in Mayfair, they were greeted warmly. The man was Phil Ivey, one of the most successful professional poker players of all time, a world champion with a reported personal fortune of some £75 million. The woman was … Well, nobody really knew who the woman was. Nobody really cared. The point was, Phil Ivey had just walked in.
The time to purchase Christmas gifts is almost upon us, which means that now is as good a point as any to pause and reflect on our past present-buying successes and failures. Some people are naturally intuitive gifters, being tasteful, thoughtful and, frankly, presumptuous enough to buy you things you hadn’t even thought about wanting. But for the rest of us it pays to think about the times we actually bought decent presents, and the times we bought awful, relationship-busting duds.
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".