Would Dickens be on Twitter were he writing today? Glutton for attention that he was, the modern @Boz1812 would be prolific. He’d live-tweet from the press gallery about Boris Johnson’s Brexit speech, rage against the hypocrisies of Oxfam, defend his Miss Havishams and Little Nells against the #timesup and #metoo feminists calling for strong women on stage, screen and page. The Bronte Sisters would find their social media home on Instagram, bluestocking rivals to the Kardashians.
‘A is for Apple.’ These are the first words many of us will read. When we are very young, we chew the cardboard covers of our bedtime books. We chomp along with Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar: ‘On Wednesday, he ate through three plums…’ We eat porridge with Goldilocks, and chocolate with Charlie, and midnight feasts with the girls of Malory Towers. Later, we say: ‘I absolutely devoured it,’ after reading a particularly juicy novel. We admit to ‘binging’ on Jilly Cooper and Dan Brown.
Join us on March 27th for a delicious and inspiring evening as journalist and author, Laura Freeman as she speaks to critic Lucy Scholes about her new bibliomemoir, The Reading Cure: How Books Restored my Appetite, and the curative power of reading. The Reading Cure recounts how Laura, diagnosed with anorexia at age fourteen, re-discovered how to enjoy food (and life more broadly) through reading.
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".