Gerry O’Regan had an imaginary friend. He called him Anto, a bricklayer from Dublin’s inner-city, whose life appeared to revolve around the pub, the Premier League, Cheltenham, the GAA and, every February and March, Ireland’s international rugby team. “Your job is to make Anto happy,” Gerry, editor of The Star then said, shortly after introductions were made. “Okay,” I replied, flashing the enthusiastic smile a new employee should when he enters his boss’s office for the first time.
Whelan was 22 when he became one of 23 fatalities from the Munich Air Disaster in February 1958 EmpicsThe day is grey and cold and the terraced houses on Cabra’s St Attracta’s Road are mostly empty. A mother, struggling to squeeze her pram between a wall and an illegally parked car, curses its driver for invading the pavement. Otherwise the road is quiet.
The marriage has become a little strained, which often happens when a third party enters, or rather, tries to enter the relationship. This week it is Stoke City’s turn. Late last year, it was Everton who fluttered their eyelids, around the same time West Bromwich Albion acted flirtatiously. And before that it was West Ham United, all of whom swiped right after studying the managerial profile of a 65-year-old with interests such as organised defences and a big man up top.
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".