When he’s not photo-bombing high school proms, or checking EBay for the latest in Star Wars socks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reportedly angling for a prestigious seat on the United Nations Security Council. Of course, if he gets that seat (and really, how can anyone say “no” to him? ), the Canadian media will naturally hail it as a great diplomatic triumph and will swamp the prime minister with gallons of gushing praise. (More so than usual I mean.)
Things are finally looking rosy for the long-suffering Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. Its arch nemesis, the Liberal Party, is sinking in the polls; its brain trust recently released a well-received, allegedly attack-proof policy platform, and its leader, Patrick Brown, even sports a nifty new haircut. All signs which surely point to an easy PC victory in next year’s Ontario election. Or do they? I mean, if the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that nothing in politics is certain.
It was in university political science classes that I first learned about Marxism. My professors hurled terms at me like “Dialectical Materialism” and “Means of Production” … wait maybe it was “Dialectical Production” and “Means of Materialism”, I can’t remember. However, what I do recall from those classes is that Marxists wanted to improve the lot of the “proletariat”, also known as the downtrodden and oppressed masses.
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".