In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a big a fan all things film and TV here at Gadgette – Netflix is pretty much the closest thing we have to a religion. Weâ€™ve all been there. Itâ€™s a Friday evening (or, letâ€™s be honest, literally any time of the week) and you sit down with your family/ significant other/ friends/ pets/ personal demons and decide to catch a new film or TV show on Netflix. Only…itâ€™s not just Netflix anymore is it?
Us geeky women tend to collect a mental list of websites and brands that ‘get us’ — whether that’s by having unisex styles, science prints, amazing gaming merch or whatever else floats your personal boat. One that’s always been near the top of our list is Living Dead Clothing, and they’ve just won our love qll over again. Their latest range is called ‘Better Than Lab Coats’ and it’s designed for ‘studiers of science, geek-chic honeys and petri dish-gazers.’ Count us in.
The world isn’t short of startups. Yet so many of them seem to be doing things no one wants or needs — PUA smartwatch, anyone? — it’s refreshing when one pops up that you’d actually wish for. Waldo is one of those for me, and it might be for you too. First off, Waldo is a rubbish name. Sorry guys, but it’s true.
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".