It’s a no brainer: keep out the cold and raise money for a great cause. Yes, it’s time to dig out your woolly hat – annual charity fundraiser, Woolly Hat Day is back. The clue’s in the name: simply slap on a hat, snap a selfie, share on social media using #WHD18 and make your donation. All funds raised are going to St Mungo’s homeless charity to help some of the most vulnerable in society.
London’s back in full swing after the festive break. It’s empty purses all round in January, but take heart, here’s our top cheap and FREE things to do this weekend. ======Have a rummage for some bargain, vintage and antique goodies at the Hackney Flea Market in Stoke Newisngton. Keep a beady eye out for classic furniture pieces, salvaged French homeware, classic clober and Bric-a-brac. Put simply, you never know what you might find! It’s FREE entry too.
One for all you skint bookworms; a FREE citywide book exchange is returning to London. Discover’s London Children’s Book Swap is taking place at more than 40 venues across 15 boroughs in the capital including Barbican Children’s Library, Hackney Picturehouse, Soho Theatre and the Royal Artillery Museum. How to take part? Easy. Just show up at one of the allotted venues with your old books and start swapping them for new ones. There’s no need to book in advance.
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".