"Come sit with us," said Agnes, who came from the township of New Brighton in Port Elizabeth up the coast. The ladies were curious. Where had I come from, what did I think of South Africa now? I asked a question of my own in return. And it was Teddy who gave me my first experience of township life back in the mid 1980s just as the wave of unrest that would eventually end white rule was beginning.
Wolff does not really tell us anything new about the character of Donald Trump. Before his election, Trump's critics railed against a man they saw as an intemperate, ignorant bully who boasted of sexually assaulting women, who mocked a disabled journalist, a reality TV star who spoke and tweeted in the capital letters of tabloid headlines, a man they might easily loath but had no real reason to fear.
There is a knock on the door. A delivery man in a Santa hat is standing there with a Fortnum and Mason hamper in his arms. His name is Munir and he comes from a land of high deserts. We meet on a morning when London is buried under low cloud and Brexit anxiety. But Munir is smiling and I am astonished. I did not order a hamper from one of London's most elite stores and cannot think of anybody who would have sent me one.
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".