In a poem written by Taylor Swift to help promote her new album, Reputation, the most successful pop star in the world writes, “No amount of friends at 25/Will fill the empty seats/At the lunch tables of your past/The teams that picked you last/But Darling, you keep trying.” It’s a reference, obviously, to the bullying Swift has said she experienced when she was just a Pennsylvania teen growing up on a Christmas Tree farm who loved country music even though no one else did.
Nicki Minaj called out MTV's Video Music Award nominations earlier this week. Her music video for "Anaconda," released last summer, wasn't chosen as one of the 5 nominees for the night's biggest award: Video of the Year. On Tuesday, I wrote that Minaj was right; her video should have been nominated. Shortly afterward, though, Taylor Swift — sensing that Minaj's commentary could be a hit on her — responded to Minaj; attention was diverted.
As 2010 was drawing to a close, no one was quite sure if Demi Lovato would make it to 2011. By early November, while on tour with the Jonas Brothers, Lovato was self-medicating with drugs and alcohol, using Adderall and cocaine to keep her going, and drinking to numb the growing pain she felt inside. But she was hiding it all pretty well, until a backup dancer tattled about her drug use, and — in a fit of anger — Lovato punched another dancer, Alex Welch, in the face.
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".