If you consider yourself a movie geek but have no idea why Google’s UK landing page says “Hello to Jason Isaacs” (the actor who played Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and will be Captain Lorca in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series), then it is time to subscribe to the BBC’s Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review podcast.
On Monday June 19th, the jury of the German Spiel des Jahres (“Game of the Year”) prize announces its choice for Children’s Game of the Year 2017. A month before, they had published their list of nominations and recommendations, along with a readworthy commentary on their choices. Waiting for the jury’s verdict, I had a closer look at the nominations and recommendations.
From a year as exchange high school student to the USA in 1989/90, I had brought back several “discoveries” of cartoons to Germany. The most outlandish of these, from a German perspective (and maybe not only from a German perspective), certainly was Bloom County. No other cartoon came even close to Bloom County in its wacky sense of humor. Where else could you find a penguin in roles such as “heavy-metal Tuba player” in a band called “Deathtöngue,” a dead (!)
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".