“Young people no longer respect their parents,” the author lamented. “They are rude and impatient. They frequently inhabit taverns and have no self control.” Not the letters page of last week’s Mail on Sunday, although a similar sentiment could well have been expressed there, but an inscription on a 6000-year-old Egyptian tomb. The so-called ‘youth of today’ have, in short, been getting it in the neck from their elders for centuries. Plato wasn’t a huge fan – “Their morals are decaying.
Clever intros aren’t really necessary here: Birmingham Rep’s production of The Snowman is a near-perfect festive family show. From the moment we sat down, with lighting playing on the stage curtains like snowfall while the unmistakable refrain of ‘Walking in the Air’ floated around us, this was a joyous, gentle celebration of childhood imagination.
Tomorrow Karl Bushby will set off home. This, however, will be no ordinary trip; he won’t make it back to the UK for at least three years. An epic journey by any standards, but then, this 48-year-old former paratrooper has been on the road since 1998. On 1 November of that year, he left his mother’s house in Hull and embarked upon a mission to become the first person to walk in an unbroken path around the world.
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".