On Thursday members of the right-wing student group Turning Point USA dressed in diapers to protest safe spaces at Kent University. Fully committed to their cause, the crew of conservatives even set up play pens, and came armed with pacifiers, rubber duckies, bubbles, and posters expressing their discontent for "safe spaces." While it's unclear exactly how they wanted the public to respond to these antics, people on Twitter certainly had a lot of questions about the use of diapers and baby attire.
On Friday, a spokesperson for Harvey Weinstein issued a written response to Lupita Nyong'o's first-person essay in The New York Times detailing the sexual harassment she experienced from the producer. In her essay published Thursday, Nyong'o shared how Weinstein attempted to get her drunk at a restaurant, and then attempted to remove his clothes and give her a massage during a film screening in his home.
On Saturday morning Trump revealed plans to release the JFK assassination files to the public. The government files have been concealed since 1992, following a Congress ruling stating that assassination documents could be released within 25 years, barring obstruction by the president. This means The National Archives has until October 26 to disclose the papers, unless Trump steps in.
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".