There are many unanswered questions about the iPhone X. Do I really need a $1,000 phone? Is it worth the price? Is the facial-recognition security system really that secure? Will the notch at the top of the screen make me irrationally angry? Can the iPhone feel emotions, as I do? What happens if I kiss my iPhone X? These are all great and equally important questions. Now consider this question: Can the iPhone X stop a paintball?
Itâ€™s a tale as old as time: Corporations want to be very cool and hip, so they look at what the kids are doing to be cool and hip, and then they also try to imitate that behavior. The corporations never do it convincingly. Sometimes, however, when lightning strikes at just the right moment, you get true monstrosities, like â€œD se Dab,â€? starring characters from that smash-hit Nickelodeon India show we all know and love,Â Motu Patlu. Okay! That was fun? Did you see the fidget spinner at the end?
Probably one of the last unmitigated joys of the internet is finding weird products to buy online, usually on endless cyber-warehouses like Amazon. Thereâ€™s the 55-gallon barrel of lube, or the bizarre vehicle known as the Badonkadonk, or more recently, a stuffed bear with crazy-long legs. A tweet from user @cooltonedcutie highlights the bear-sellerâ€™s numerous victims, lured in by a promo photo that doesnâ€™t show the enormous legs, only its large but proportional torso. â€œHideous!
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".