Not all women can be “sassy”. This seems a clear, obvious fact – as easy to understand as “Not all women are double-jointed,” or “Not all women are good at tennis” – and yet it seems not to have occurred to a great many people. I suspect, if you think of it, you know lots of women who aren’t “sassy” – women who get tongue-tied, women who doubt themselves, women who are introverted, women who are stressed; women who can’t act, at the drop of a hat, like Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday.
You would be forgiven for thinking that there was something deeply wrong with the BBC. For nearly the whole of my adult life, there have been constant calls to “fundamentally rethink” its purpose, media storms over its management and wages, and repeated calls to scrap the licence fee. Two weeks ago, a green paper removed £750 million from its budget, by making the licence free for the over-75s.
10 UP Jessica AlbaAs is the mode, the actress Jessica Alba recently hit Instagram with shots from her “gender-reveal party”. For those who have not yet come across this innovation, it is where parents go for their 20-week scan, elect to not see which gender the child is, then have the results sent to a gender-reveal party organiser, who fills a box with confetti to be opened at the event. If the confetti is blue, it’s a boy. If it’s pink, it’s a girl.
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".