Not for the first time, I find myself looking at the results of a poll and thinking: who are these people? The latest source of bafflement is the 8250 men and women quizzed by Oxford Economics and the UK's National Centre for Social Research about their levels of wellbeing and happiness. According to their survey, having a satisfactory sex life and getting a good night's sleep stand you in better stead than earning more money.
It is an awful sign of our awful times that as last night’s Panorama: Germany’s New Nazis (BBC1) unfolded, my main thought was this: is it more soul-shrivelling to hear about the resurgence of the far right in a country you hoped had been inoculated against it for all time by the horrors of the Holocaust, or to see white supremacy steadily gain pace across the globe? God help us, either way.
I was home for the weekend. Late on the Sunday, Dad spoke. “I’m going to Dignitas,” he said. “Oh yes?” I responded politely. This is what he says late most Sundays. “There’s some Girl Guides up in Manchester can earn a new badge by going and talking to old people.”Girlguides aim to tackle loneliness among older people“I see.”“It’ll be down here before you can blink.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".