When Andy Murray first became a tennis professional, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were just beginning their era of domination. As the years and the Grand Slams rolled by this seemed like terribly unfortunate timing for the talented and hard-working Scot: To be the best male British player for many decades but find the route to the very top blocked by some serious sporting legends. To add to Murray's woes, his rise was accompanied by that of Novak Djokovic.
The last two years have seen an almost constant barrage of elections and tragedies and yet nothing perceptibly seems to have changed. Anger and disenchantment have sprung from sadness and fear, and faith in our elected representatives to confront and solve our problems plummets towards an all-time low. This national feeling of dislocation and alienation has been writ large by the seemingly avoidable nightmare at Grenfell Tower in west London.
All hail a new Golden Generation of English football. England's Under-20s team ended 51 years of hurt by claiming the nation's first footballing World Cup since Bobby Moore & co lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy on home turf in 1966. The disparity was immediately stark: England Under-20s claiming glory in South Korea on the same weekend as the senior side scrambled to an inglorious World Cup qualifying draw against the not-so-mighty Scotland.
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".