A small business owner has revealed his anguish at already having to make ten people redundant due to the collapse of British construction giant Carillion. More than 30,000 small firms owed millions by the fallen Wolverhampton-based firm are facing a catastrophic 'domino effect' amid fears that tens of thousands more jobs are at risk. Andy Bradley, managing director of horticultural services company Flora-tec in Cambridge, has already been forced to lay off ten staff because of the crisis.
It is time to dust off the turntables. Vinyl is enjoying such a revival, LPs are now selling at a quicker rate than in 1991. Some 4.1million LPs were sold last year, driving revenues from vinyl up by more than a quarter according to official figures published today. In fact, they are now so popular that they account for one in ten purchases of music in a physical format.
Social media giants are letting children aged 11 and 12 sign up for profiles – despite a supposed ban on those under 13. Nearly half of this age group have accounts on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter – as do more than a quarter of ten-year-olds, according to communications watchdog Ofcom. The revelations last night drew criticism that the companies are 'turning a blind eye' to age limit breaches and are not sufficiently protecting children.
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".