Last July, an article in New York magazine asking “When will climate change make the Earth too hot for humans?” went viral, as the most-read item in the magazine’s history. Six months later, nature has just given its answer by burying half of the United States under snow (in Pennsylvania up to five feet of it), as the eastern US and Canada braced themselves for what they were calling the “cyclone bomb”.
Twice in a week we have been treated to euphoric claims about how well Theresa May’s approach to Brexit is now going down with her EU colleagues, But one must wonder whether our own politicians have all decided to take to heart that recent comment on his job from David Davis: “I don’t have to be very clever. I don’t have to know very much." Behind all the fluff and wishful thinking, do any of them have any real idea even of where we have got to so far, let alone where we may be heading for?
After days of tortured melodrama, it was hardly surprising that they should have come out on Friday morning, tired but smiling, to proclaim that the “phase one” impasse had been triumphantly resolved. It was in no one’s interests that the talks should collapse, because no one on either side is yet remotely prepared for what will eventually happen when we leave the single market. It was all very well for Theresa May to say there will be no “hard border” in Ireland.
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".