There are a few universal rules when it comes to enjoying summer: Always use sunscreen, stay hydrated and make sure you have something to read. The summer read, while often light in nature, can be a weighty topic for sure. Some people put only fiction on their lazy days list. Others prefer going down memoir lane and some use the time to catch up on history. We all have our things, right?
In 1843, five-year-old Maharaja Duleep Singh sat on the throne of the Sikh kingdom. The Punjabi boy had ascended due to the death of his father, the Lion of Punjab, a.k.a. Ranjit Singh. The boy ruled (sort of, he was five after all) for five years until war broke out and Britain got involved. The result was in 1849 Punjab was annexed to British India, and the boy was removed from the throne thus becoming the last ruler of the Sikh kingdom.
To be honest, it would be so easy to dismiss an Instagram poet who doesn’t follow the rules of poetry, wears a mask and whose biggest supporters are a supermodel and coterie of young Hollywood stars. Oh, and who was voted “the world’s most tattoo-able” poet by Galore magazine. Yes, take that, you big drag Sylvia Plath. “I don’t mind it all,” says Atticus, the aforementioned anonymous Instagram poet about being called an Instagram poet and not just a poet.
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".