Dear Mum and Dad ... A little girl's plea goes viral. Image: Twitter/@sassysamosaAn 11-year-old girl has written an extensively-researched essay explaining all the reasons she needs a cat and the internet is so there for it. Romesa, who lives in San Antonio in the US, really REALLY loves cats and wants one - badly. In fact, the little girl wants one so very much that she wrote and then presented a six-page report to her mum and dad.
Kids need to explore the world so they can learn how to navigate it with confidence. Image: Getty. On Saturday April 22 a 12-year-old boy walked into a public toilet at a shopping centre in Sydney’s Bass Hill. He noticed a man in a cubicle with the door open and moved to leave, but the man grabbed the child by his waist and dragged him into the cubicle. The man hit the boy across the head while attempting to pull him closer.
We all know that pimples are best off left alone and that squeezing them will only lead to trouble. And yet … if you’re a certain type of person leaving them alone is difficult, if not downright impossible. Despite being a beauty editor (with the inference being I should know better) if I see a pimple I am ON IT! Given that, I was gratified to learn that there does come a time when a spot is better off removed than left alone.
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".