Christmas is exactly three months away today. And whilst that seems like ages, it'll be here before you know it. You may think it's too early to be thinking about Christmas gifts, but John Lewis has reported that due to a mass surge in searches for Christmas on their site, they've unveiled their list of the top ten toys for 2017.
Shania's back, and boy are we happy to see her. The Canadian singer and songwriter has announced six UK and Ireland arena dates for autumn 2018. Lucky fans will be treated to three decades worth of hits, as well as tracks from new album 'NOW', after a 13 year wait to see her tour in the UK again. Shania will kick things off in Glasgow on the 21st September, before finishing on the 2nd October in London. Fans can access an exclusive pre-sale by pre-ordering her album here.
Fans of the Beeb's premier dancing show are in luck. The twinkle toed bunch are taking the show on the road again, and have just announced dates for their live shows. With the live shows starting this weekend, the celebrities and their partners will take to the road early 2018 - but we'll have to wait and see who makes the cut. The tour kicks of in Birmingham on January 19th, before finishing in London at The O2 on 11th February.
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".