Back when were were young and we used to flick through old copies of Vogue and Elle in the doctors' office, it was an accepted fact that Sex and the City was upheld as like, the high watermark of all things Fashion-With-A-Captial-F. Featuring designers who have since become household names, the TV show was responsible for starting huge fashion trends like say, giant flowers which, believe it or not, you once purchased in bulk from Accessorise and wore both as badges and hair accessories.
Chickpeas used to be well exciting didn't they? Some super exotic food that Mum didn't cook with and that showed up only when you went to terrible exciting restaurants. Then the great hummus revolution of the Nineties came about and all of a sudden, you couldn't move for chickpeas. Now, they sit in cans at the back of your cupboards next to tinned tomatoes and baked beans and other stuff that will always be there.
Glasto looked fun and all, but all those people covered in mud trudging through train stations on Monday with thousand yard stares and and a curious smell made us realise that watching it at home was probably the more sensible option. If you're after a more manageable festival, look no further than the British Summer Time gigs at Hyde Park this weekend. There's still tickets for all three (£60 but, compare that to what you'd pay for a weekend festival).
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".