Pity the poor cupcake. It only seems like yesterday when it was an A-lister and getting invites to the best parties. But it hardly gets taken anywhere now. There are no queues outside cupcake shops, and people no longer bring cupcakes to work to lift colleaguesâ€™ spirits . Doughnuts are to blame. They are everywhere. They are even on Irelandâ€™s favourite fake news site.
Teresa Ryan booked a package holiday with Budget Travel last March. “When they emailed me the voucher for the hotel I realised I put my partner’s first name down incorrectly,” her mail starts. “The first name on his passport is Joseph but I put down Garry (which is the name he goes by),” she explains. “I only noticed it about three weeks before we travelled. I emailed them immediately – that was on a Sunday. The next day Monday I phoned them four times. Each time I got an answering machine.
Labour has the opportunity to change things despite being out of government – but only if it makes use of every constitutional mechanism within its power, writes Progress deputy editor Conor PopeJeremy Corbyn’s critics inside the Labour party should not have been surprised that he had a good general election campaign. After strolling to victory in two consecutive leadership contests, it should be fairly clear by now that he is a pretty good campaigner when he wants to be.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".