As I am no longer the FT's chief bullshit correspondent, I cannot do what I normally do at this time of year and hand out Golden Flannel awards to the business people who have spouted the most heinous guff over the past 12 months. Yet being a creature of habit, I could not resist peeping into my old guff cupboard as the year turned. There I found much to dazzle from 2017. Ford called firings "people efficiency actions". On LinkedIn someone had replaced "go forward" with "bounce forward".
To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. More middle-aged professionals must change career and become teachers to improve schools in remote and deprived areas, the new head of Teach First has told The Times. The biggest graduate recruiter will shift its focus to older trainees next year in a drive to raise the quality of teaching in market towns and coastal areas.
There was the one Mary went on with her husband to Bethlehem a couple of thousand years ago. There was another journey rather more recently that I took with my estranged husband when I gave him a lift to King’s Cross station because he was late for something. On the way, I got caught by a speed camera doing 25mph on Dalston Lane and, as a result, last Monday had to sneak out of school early and make a pilgrimage to the Angel to attend a Speed Awareness Course.
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".