Rumour is we’re going out for something to eat – me and my missus, kids, and my mum and dad. It’ll be nice. I hate getting presents, but I’ll get something. I’d rather give a present than receive one. I will do, probably something around fishing I bet. I don’t know. I don’t think it’s about that, it’s about spending time together. The few times I’ve been fishing with my dad, it’s not really about the fishing – it’s about just spending time together and not buying any extravagant gifts.
A lot of specialist running stores now offer gait analysis – a typically free service that closely examines the feet of a runner as they run to find out how high their arch is and how much they pronate. The end point is a recommendation for a type of running shoe. There’s a step up from that, though, which looks at the foot and knees and trunk and hips.
You may have seen the video that’s doing the rounds of a ne’er-do-well following a car with a £2,500 road bike attached to a rear-mounted rack and his attempts to undo the fastenings while the car’s stopped at traffic lights. If you haven’t, here it is. Prepare to be outraged. If you are the proud owner of a similarly costly bike you’re probably feeling two emotions very keenly at the moment. One will be rage.
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".