February is a weird month. It's still cold, which means going outside feels like a chore. And then there's Valentine's Day culture on top of that. It's supposed to be a time to celebrate love—which is a good thing—but whether you're single or in a relationship, you have to admit the holiday certainly seems to work overtime to make people feel bad for not having a significant other.
Instagram users, rejoice: A new function is now available on Instagram Stories that will make your posts way more dynamic. Starting today, you can add GIFs to your Story, which means your eye-roll posts could now feature a sticker of Regina George rolling her eyes in Mean Girls . How iconic is that? "Now, Instagram users can add vibrant, animated GIF stickers to any photo or video and immediately turn any moment into something fun and sharable," a rep for Instagram tells Glamour .
If you were planning to spend Valentine's Day watching movies on a loop on Netflix , I have have some bad news for you: Several quality films are leaving the streaming platform on February 1. This is tragic, I know; I mean, there's no better way to spend Valentine's Day than watching Corpse Bride and living vicariously through a zombie woman.
The nominations for the #Oscars coming out this morning feels like a great time to tell the world that I fucking LOVED "The Greatest Showman." I thoroughly LIVED for that campy pop-music circus, and IDC who judges me! I'm absolutely bopping and absolutely stanning!
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".