The German vehicle regulator, the KBA, has ordered the recall of 2.4 million diesel Volkswagen cars sold in Germany. The manufacturer has been exposed as having cheated on emissions tests, and though it offered to re-fit customers’ vehicles for free, the regulator has insisted on a compulsory recall. Other European countries are expected to follow suit. The number of vehicles recalled has the potential to be as many as 8m; if every car were a second, that would represent nearly three months.
Cameron’s efforts to get his way and drop more bombs on Syria are begining to look a bit desperate. He has gone beyond foot-stamping and started calling those who do not see a clear case for making war ‘terrorist sympathisers’. As Twitter was quick to point out, this is a bit rich comming from someone who supports the Saudi arms trade. His comments could result in a terrible own goal.
Yet another mass shooting has blighted the streets of a nondescript North American town in California. The mass shooting in San Bernardino makes it the 355th in the US this year. The Mass Shootings Tracker has recorded over 5 of these tragedies daily on occasion. Fourteen people were killed at the Inland Regional Centre in California where one of the two shooters, a man and wife team, had worked as a San Bernardino public health inspector. The victims names have yet to be released.
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".