The fight against those who misuse bicycles deployed in bike-sharing schemes has found help from an unlikely source - the culprits themselves. Not only do they intentionally vandalise property, but also they take it upon themselves to kick it up a notch by filming the process. After all, what bragging rights do you have if there's no proof that you did it? Think back on the scores of senseless challenges on social media recently.
The Manchester terror attack was a tragedy that reverberated around the world. And social media has once again proven that it plays a key role in highlighting how people stand united in the face of such threats. Photographs and videos depicting acceptance and tolerance in a climate of fear went viral. On May 24, political correspondent Daniel Hewitt uploaded to Twitter a 45-second clip of two longtime friends comforting each other at a Manchester memorial.
The first salvo was fired last Tuesday, when a netizen who went by the name of Elaine, called for Singaporean parents to stop "pampering" their sons who were in national service. "Let them be independent," Elaine said on an alternative news site. The cause of her consternation was the traffic jams in Pasir Ris every Friday night as parents congregate to pick up their full-time national servicemen (NSF) children. "Are these boys paralysed? Or (do they) need to be spoon-fed?" she added.
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".