Babies are wonderful things, but you can't take them too seriously. My mother-in-law helped to teach me that. When our son was just shy of five months old, we went on a big family vacation to the Cook Islands. I was still breastfeeding which made it difficult to get any time to myself, but I ducked out for an hour one afternoon to float in blissful solitude in the lagoon.
For a few days now, I've been wrestling with the allegations of sexual misconduct against Aziz Ansari. Reactions have been divided. Unlike the more clear cut cases of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, the details here are more challenging for a public already pretty hostile to the idea that consent is often more complicated than obtaining a simple yes or no. It's easy to say "time's up" on the kind of behaviour that explicitly embodies clear examples of rape and sexual assault.
A New Zealand cricketer charged with rape had his trial conclude with a hung jury last week. The group of eight men and four women failed to reach a unanimous verdict over the alleged assault, and the accused, Scott Kuggeleijn, will be allowed to play when the cricket season begins in October, before he is re-tried. Kuggeleijn, who plays for Northern Districts, is accused of raping a 20 year old woman in May 2015.
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".