On Thursday I tweeted the value of Bitcoin but by the time I posted the message on Twitter it had halved in price. This may be a bit far-fetched but only just. Last year Bitcoin’s value soared from $1,000 to nearly $20,000 as the world went cryptocurrency crazy. This year it’s dropped to $6,000. At the time of writing this it was standing at $8,560. Talk about volatile. So is cryptocurrency the best thing since sliced bread or a bubble about to burst?
If you are a BBC Radio 6 fan, love intimate venues, then this concert was the perfect combination. One of the radio station’s favourite independent venues, Hebden Bridge Trades Club, was hosting one of the station’s favourite and fast-rising stars, Nadine Shah, on Saturday. Hebden was featured on the Steve Lamacq Show as part of the Independent Music Venue week and it has to be on everyone’s bucket list of music venues to visit.
What have Toby Young, Josh Rivers, Andre Gray and Phil Neville all got in common? The answer is they've all been left to regret comments they made on Twitter several years ago. Neville was appointed manager of the England women's football team this week and immediately deleted his Twitter account and subsequently apologised after ‘sexist’ tweets he wrote several years ago resurfaced on social media.
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".