Corruption is a serious issue for any government, but in the last few years, China has swept tens of thousands of “corrupt” government officials out of office. Whether or not these officials are actually corrupt is open to debate: Although corruption is a long-standing problem for China’s Community Party, critics inside and outside the country argue that “corruption” is simply the bugbear Chinese president Xi Jinping is using to justify the consolidation of his power.
There’s surely a few gadget lovers who found that hot new iPhone or Android or Windows Phone 7 handset they’d had their eye on prettily wrapped under the tree on Christmas morning. You must have been very good this year, because otherwise, Santa would have given you this phone: the POOP. The Poop is a cheap Chinese knockoff cellphone that looks somewhere between the Motorola Razr and a BlackBerry… and let me tell you, this is the kind of cell phone that makes Steve Jobs cry.
This is the way people imagine it. The scene: a shadowy board room, deep in the heart of the pentagon. Surrounding a massive round table in the shape of the geo-sphere, a collection of generals murmur nervously. Suddenly, the babble is hushed: their commander in chief enters. “Gentlemen,” he drawls, “I have two words for you. GAY BOMB. I envision our enemies paralyzed before our amassed armies in a reverie of homoerotic butt humping.” Resounding applause.
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".