For most of us coffee is an essential part of the daily grind. And we are increasingly well served. It’s clear to see that coffee shops are leading the way in our high streets – three new ones opened every day last year and we now boast more than 23,000 in Britain. We’re drinking so much, a reported 40,000 baristas will be required over the next six years to meet the demand.
Robert Louis Stevenson might not have been referring specifically to holidays when he wrote that ‘to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour’. But, perhaps that quote will give you heart when battling queues en route to your long-awaited Easter break. Certainly most of us would agree that travelling is often a labour.
This is a good-looking city - even in chilly, thickly grey December. Copenhagen's cyclists are out in stylish force, despite the icy temperature. There is not a Lycra-clad limb in sight and barely a helmet. Women pedal in heeled boots and snug woollen hats. No one locks their parked bikes. I haven't a clue how they find them outside the Central Station, where there are hundreds to choose from. 'It is Danish culture,' says my non-Danish taxi driver, shrugging his shoulders.
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".