When the High Mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School sent around a letter about some #metoo fundraising at the school, she promptly received replies from a few old girls saying “Er, #youtoo”. Ask any girl who went there in the Eighties and Nineties, as I did, and they will say that St Trinian’s could have learnt a thing or two from this top-performing girls’ school.
Christ’s right hand is raised to bless the person who looks at it. Who now will hang Salvator Mundi in his or her palace and stand in front of the Christ to receive that blessing? Up until this week, it was Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian fertiliser salesman whose recent years have been spent intertwined with the trajectory of Donald Trump — hardly what Leonardo da Vinci would have imagine as he painted the Saviour of the Earth.
Whatever happened to the trees we were promised? The message keeps going around to dig for victory for the reforestation of Britain but today the Woodland Trust has said replanting rates in the UK are the lowest they have been for half a century. Despite small incentives for farmers to plant trees — £80 million through EU funds — it is largely happening only in Scotland for commercial purposes. We remain one of the least forested areas of Europe.
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".