Yesterday, news broke that Microsoft was discontinuing the application MS Paint, which has been part of the Windows platform for 32 years. It was included as part of Windows 1.0 and has found its way into every update since. The next version of Windows 10, called Autumn, will not include the venerable app. Predictably, people on the internet had something to say about it. Including some big brands that bemoaned the loss of another promotional tool.
It all began in Russia. Now it seems to be spreading across the rest of the world. It's the story of a twisted, immersive game that encourages its players to end their lives. The game, often called "Blue Whale," consists of a series of tasks across 50 days, culminating with a suicide attempt. Nearly 130 teenagers who committed suicide between November 2015 and April 2016 had some connection to the game, according to a May 2016 article published on the Russian news site Novaya Gazeta.
Famed director George Romero died over the weekend on at the age of 77. Romero became famous for shaping our modern concept of the zombie. While he died peacefully in his sleep on July 16, 2017, his work will continue to make sleep a challenge for the millions of his fans. Romero's debut and most influential film, "Night of the Living Dead," hit screens in 1968.
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".