Tom Cruise is very famous. Even though his new movie, the spectacularly ill-advised reboot of The Mummy, disappointed critics and bombed in the US, nothing is going to change this simple fact: He's Tom Cruise, star of Mission: Impossible, Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, and The m-f'n Firm. There's no denying that he's still one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. But how famous is he in the scope of human history?
Once the bad blood has been spilled, it's hard to clean up. That's become clear over the past few years as the feud between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, two of pop's biggest stars, has played out via tweets, song lyrics, and the rare public acknowledgement in an interview. It must hold a deeper meaning -- otherwise, why would we waste our time obsessing over it? That would make us collectively unhinged.
By getting the complex plot resolution out of the way in last week's episode, which concluded with a dud apocalypse, Lindelof, Perrotta and director Mimi Leder are free to zero in on the fractured relationship at the heart of the show. Kevin, who appears to have no memory of his tumultuous past with Nora, shows up at her door, claims to be on vacation, and invites her to a nearby dance. Nora is skeptical and scared, but eventually decides to go.
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".