Stories which have had made headlines include the story of John McGeown, who was praised on social media late last year. McGeown, who is homeless, stood in the freezing rain in Glasgow for hours to guard a handbag left in an open car. Beautician Katie Cutler raised £320,000 for Alan Barnes -- who she had never met -- after hearing how he violently mugged outside his house in Gateshead. Barnes, who has sight and growth disabilities, was left traumatised and was afraid to return back to his home.
AMID the political spats and celebrity feuds, an occasional story pops up to show the more compassionate side of human nature. From the well-wisher who pays a stranger's overdue parking ticket, to the charity drives dedicated to a poor soul who has fallen on hard times, these are the tales that show how if you put enough random acts of kindness together you can change the world.
SCOTLAND’S World and Olympic track cycling champion has admitted she was conflicted in accepting an MBE honour, saying that it “embarrasses” her to use it. Katie Archibald said she was initially going to decline an offer of the honour, before being persuaded by her mother to take it. Archibald, 23, has enjoyed a rapid rise through the world of cycling since switching from swimming at the age of 17.
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".