opinionBy Larry MadowoThat Polycarp Igathe and Mike Sonko were never going to work out was an open secret, even if you don't know either man well. They are from different worlds and that they worked together this long is something of a miracle. If you doubted that there was tension between the two men, it should have been plainly obvious if you read the cringeworthy private messages the Nairobi governor shared on his social media pages to prove the exact opposite.
They are from different worlds and that they worked together this long is something of a miracle. If you doubted that there was tension between the two men, it should have been plainly obvious if you read the cringeworthy private messages the Nairobi governor shared on his social media pages to prove the exact opposite. Apart from his random capitalisation, the former Vivo Energy boss was at great pains to show his commitment to their joint ticket.
I met this middle-aged Latino man on W 42nd Street just outside Times Square in New York. “Give me One Dollar Or I’m Voting Trump”, his banner said. He was sitting on a foldable chair begging in one of the most creative ways ever. I gave him $2 because I wasn’t taking any chances but I now fear that he was a little economical with the truth. What do you do when you end up in a new city in a country where you don’t speak the language and you don’t know where to go?
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".