I'm an author, journalist and broadcaster who specialises in talking about reality TV, celebrity and entertainment with my tongue firmly in my cheek. I also write first person pieces about sex, relationships, feminism, fashion and dating. I'm open to anything for the sake of a great feature, whet...
The world is ending. We are all going to die. Although I would never go so far as to say that I was a morning person, I can start the day with this news, looped, hearing about the imminent nuclear attack that will kill us all quite slowly in 18 months, while drinking the coffee that has been killing me quite slowly for the last 15 years, and sort of tune out the gloom.
As the Made In Chelsea trailers promised, Alik is back, and not only do Biscuits and Proudlock get to meet him at the airport, they have the chance to ride a Travelator! (Like Mariah, I strongly suspect Biscuits ‘doesn’t do stairs’). Ryan is looking for ‘an apartment and a school’ - what? Does he have a family? Are they coming too? Ah, no, I forgot that Americans will say they’re ‘in school’ even if they’re 52 and doing a weekend course in basic lawnmower maintenance.
As a child whose parents came of age in the 1970s, I was brought up listening to a lot of Abba. Even though I was wildly out of step with my peers, I became an obsessive Abba fangirl, and spent the time that I should have invested on pursuits like “making friends” and “being outdoors” on studying their lyrics with a forensic keenness.
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".