Please restore my eyes to factory settings. They have seen “The Emoji Movie,” a new exercise in soulless branding, aimed primarily at little kids. But where another product-focused flick, “The Lego Movie,” had cleverness and heart, this thing is a piece of app. In the land of Textopolis live the Emojis — those stupid faces on our phones that misrepresent our feelings to our friends. This particular crew works on the smartphone of Alex, an awkward teenage boy.
Just when we thought Harry was running out of tricks, he whips out his magic wand again. According to Universal Studios’ blog, the popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter park at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure in Florida plans to shut down the Dragon Challenge roller coaster on Sept. 5 to make room for an all-new thrill ride, set to open in 2019. In true Potter style, the blog post is beyond cryptic.
Bubbles’ artwork scores an ape-plus. The famous chimpanzee, who once belonged to Michael Jackson, is having his colorful paintings sold at auction at Frames USA & Art Gallery in Miami, Fla. through July 31. At past auctions, his compositions have sold for as high as $1,500. Bubbles discovered his passion for a brush and canvas at the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Fla., where the 34-year-old primate has lived since 2005.
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".