I remember the day that Gianni Versace was gunned down by Andrew Cunanan. It was July 15, 1997 and I had mono. There I was, lying on the couch wrapped in blankets, my eyes fixed on CNN. The O.J. Simpson murder trials from a few years before had set off a similar media frenzy, but Versace’s death and the ensuing eight-day manhunt for Cunanan, the gay escort turned spree killer, struck closer to home.
And just like that 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak became a national hero. The swimmer tied for gold and set a new world record of 52.70 seconds in the 100-metre freestyle last night in Rio, adding a fourth medal to her Olympic haul. But the best part is that she’s still got another chance to reach the podium, with the 4×100 medley relay taking place on Sunday. If she triumphs, she’ll tie with speedskater Cindy Klassen’s five-medal run at the 2006 Olympics in Turin.
Where have I seen this before? That’s the first thought that popped into my head on Tuesday night when British Vogue’s December cover took over my social feeds. At first, I thought it was from the 1960s—the neatly stacked type down one side, the model’s matchy-matchy Pucci-esque dress and headscarf, even the way the photo was cropped made me think of American Vogue when legendary editor Diana Vreeland was in charge.
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".