There's been a lot of fallout over Kevin Durant's undoubtedly obvious social media gaffe that caused a stir on Monday. You know, the one where he failed to switch Twitter accounts before defending his move to Golden State, ripping his ex-Thunder teammates and coach in the process? Yeah, that. It's going to be awhile before people stop bringing that up.
On Thursday, Piers Morgan wrote a column with the headline "Don't get angry about a bunch of white girls singing n***as, blame Kanye and the rap industry for putting it in their songs in the first place." The impetus for this particular column (which is not the first time he's mused on this topic, by the way) was a University of New Hampshire sorority video that showed a number of girls rapping along to West's "Gold Digger," chorus and all.
On Tuesday, Jhené Aiko dropped the trailer for a short film she'd been working on called Trip, and now the 23-minute video is here. It highlights Aiko coming to grips with the death of her brother, Miyagi, who passed away in July of 2012 after a battle with cancer. Aiko wrote and co-directed the film alongside Tracy Oliver (who co-wrote Girls Trip). Additionally, she contributed original poetry and music which can be heard at several points throughout.
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".