Spend any amount of time on Instagram, and you’ll eventually come across some truly wonderful hashtags: #effyourbeautystandards, #everybodydeserveslove, #beautybeyondsize, #honormycurves. Click on any one of them, and countless photos of badass babes wearing super stylish fits will fill your feed—something that still feels pretty revolutionary, tbh. Because yes, we’ve come a long way in terms of body positivity, but there’s still so far to go.
The glitzy, inescapable ad campaign that 20th Century Fox unleashed to promote "The Greatest Showman" wants to convince us that what we really need to perk up our spirits this holiday season is a bold, boisterous, tent-revival of a musical about the life and times of 19th century circus magnate/jack of all trades P.T. Barnum. The crazy thing is, they just may be right. There are many reasons to go to the movies.
There's a curious moment in "LBJ," the biopic of 36th US president Lyndon Johnson, when Attorney General Robert Kennedy scoffs about his brother John Kennedy's vice president having adopted the habit of using three initials as his moniker. The scornful Bobby opines, "He's trying to be like JFK. But he'll never be a JFK...or an FDR."
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".