Glasgow awoke in a winter wonderland this morning and while we all knew the snow was coming, we just didn't realise that there would be this much. The morning commute from some quarters of the city was a nightmare for drivers today. This particular bad-tempered motorist arrived at work after a two-hour long journey, having driven the final three mile stretch with his legs crossed.
This morning's commute was a fun time to be alive in Glasgow. Hours spent sitting in traffic, wishing ill on 'the cooncil', your fellow motorists and anyone else unfortunate enough to be on the road. Some of our readers have been sceptical about the extent of the snowfall in Glasgow today but if you did manage to get in with no issues earlier, your journey home could be a little bit different, with the snow continuing to fall across the city throughout the afternoon.
A Glasgow cancer charity wants people to donate their 'unloved' Christmas gifts to help support their work all year round. Kidney Cancer UK's Glasgow team are appealing for people to hand in any Christmas gifts that are lying at home, still in mint condition but with no chance of being used. Rather than take that jumper back to M&S to argue with the staff for a refund when you have no receipt, why not hand it in - guilt free - and do your bit for a great cause?
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".