If you want to see how technology has made halfwits of us all, go to the entrance of Eldon Square on the corner of Clayton Street and Nelson Street. This part of the shopping centre has recently been refurbished and a new set of doors installed, one of them automatic and two others that have to be pushed or pulled open. It’s a slightly odd arrangement, I suppose, but nothing so complex that it should bring life on Tyneside to a standstill.
John McCabe, 45, is the founder and MD of Fusion PR in Blyth, Northumberland. He started his career as an apprentice at Northumbrian Water before working in public relations for Robson Brown, Transco, Newcastle Building Society and Rio Tinto Alcan. He is currently the president of the North East England Chamber of Commerce. Not sure if it was a mistake or not, but a regret is not doing my own thing and starting my own business until I was in my mid-forties.
The Bank of England’s chief economist has travelled to a former mining community in the North East to hear from communities not at the forefront of the UK economy. Andy Haldane, who was born in the North East, travelled to Ashington to meet community groups and hear about how the economy was working in the Northumberland town.
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".