Hear that rumble; feel that tremor. It’s tectonic plates shifting. 2017 was a year of aggressive activism. 2018 will be even more so. Equality and social justice campaigns have noticeably gone up a gear: think #MeToo, gender, race, mental health, disability. Finally, after years denying there was a problem or defending the status quo, authorities in government and other areas of public life appear to be listening.
Those of us who watch football are familiar with the phenomenon in which the referee, having spotted a misdemeanour, allows play to continue, then at a time of their choosing, seeks out the miscreant and dispenses justice. Theresa May, whether by accident or design, has seen a bit of football. Could it be that, as suggested by today’s reports, she will choose this as the moment to stop the clock and deliver belated punishment?
Were you travelling this Christmas? If so, how was your journey? I have always hated journeys. I like arrivals. I see the journey as merely the means to an arrival. This can manifest itself in any number of ways. It means driving or running through the countryside and checking a watch rather than the scenery. It means speed-reading a book so as to finish it. It means completing any number of potentially diverting tasks with the sole focus of progressing to the next one.
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".