If you’re active in the modern dating scene, then chances are you’ve either ghosted or been ghosted at some point during your adventures. It’s stressful and can be time consuming, which is why Ghostbot, a bot launched on Tuesday by the mobile app Burner, is so handy. Ghostbot auto-responds to the people who just won’t leave you alone, evading their advances until they (hopefully) give up. The Burner app creates a burner phone number to use when you don’t want to give out your real one.
After 60 Minutes Australia posted a preview of Adele’s new song yesterday, everyone was itching to get their hands (or ears) on the real deal. While Adele’s full album, 25, is set to come out on November 20th, we couldn’t bear to wait any longer for a taste of what’s to come. Adele heard us loud and clear, and just released a live studio version of “When We Were Young,” a more subdued hit that is the perfect addition to the intense desperation of “Hello.”Don’t be fooled.
The White House has a new rule for college campuses, and we totally support it. As The Washington Post reported, the White House announced on Sunday that the top members of the administration - including President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and members of the Cabinet - will no longer visit universities whose leaders aren't cracking down on the widespread problem of campus sexual assault.
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".