It’s at about this time of year that, after a few days of fairly consistent sunshine, I suddenly realise that all I really have to wear is that one old trusty faithful dress from a couple of years back. And after wearing it to as many gatherings as it’s socially acceptable to get away with (with minimum washes in between) I find myself rushing to the nearest shop on my way home from work and panic buying a dress that exactly the same as the one I’ve been recycling for all this time.
What does your average 19-year old’s house look like? Maybe she’s at university, sharing a place with some pals. It’s an organised mess at the best of times, with borrowed furniture strategically positioned to hide the patches of damp that the landlord refuses to do anything about. Or, maybe she’s still at home under the watchful eyes of her parents which is great and all but also only having your childhood bedroom to retreat to after a long day of adulting isn’t always ideal.
What comes to mind when you think of Piers Morgan? He’s a man who has managed to manufacture a very particular image of himself. But I think it’d be fair to say that, for those of us who frequently find ourselves sick with frustration at his antagonistic Twitter outbursts, it’s not very often that his name is attached to a headline in a positive capacity. And what of Katie Hopkins? Probably not all that dissimilar. Not to mention the fact that they both write columns for the MailOnline.
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".