It is often said, to paraphrase Jean-Paul Sartre, that hell is other people’s children. In fact, hell is your own children, particularly during the dog days of late July and all of August, when schools are out and the pound is down against the euro, and the only thing to do is go to theme parks and the Science Museum and try to stop the little bastards from fighting one another to the death. I am writing to you from my bedroom, on my iPhone.
The job of England Test captain is among the noblest in sport. But to take it on is a little like volunteering for a migraine. Two matches into his tenure, Joe Root has now experienced elation and the sensation of his head exploding in their sharpest forms. First came a 211-run victory over South Africa at Lord’s, which suggested he and his England side would bound, Tiggerishly, through their first red-ball series of the summer.
There have been 124 matches in the men’s singles competition at Wimbledon this year but if anyone has played better tennis here than Roger Federer then the news is being suppressed. Federer meets Tomas Berdych on Centre Court for a place in Sunday’s final. He will set a record for a 12th semi-final at Wimbledon and a 101st appearance in total. Federer’s record for semi-final appearances across all Grand Slam events now stands at a ridiculous 42. He turns 36 next a month, but so what?
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".