A girl who spoke only two sentences in her first six years has responded so well to a new therapy programme that she has been elected as the voice of her class. Brave Poppy Campbell suffers from a form of mutism, which means she has a phobia of anyone hearing her voice – even her parents. It took almost four years for the Inverness youngster to pluck up the courage to say “Mummy, I love you” – but then she fell silent again for a whole year.
On the first day of Christmas, the city council gave to us: the return of festive wooden sculptures. Twelve unique and chainsaw-carved totem pole works have been placed across the city centre today as part of Christmas in Aberdeen. Created by local artist Gary Shand, the carvings represent the popular Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. The trail is a popular challenge for families and friends vying to spot as many as they can during their visits.
Motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart said curing dementia deserves the same “urgency” is put into designing better Formula One cars. The Flying Scot spoke out as he opened up about his wife’s battle with the disease during a visit to the north-east to champion the charity he formed after her diagnosis. He revealed his heartbreak over her worsening condition which has led him to dedicate his life towards funding research into a cure.
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".