Last month, Guardian columnist Emma Freud took to Twitter to ask a simple question — “what is your biggest regret?”. Back came an outpouring of emotional depth that she hadn’t expected. This in turn made me examine my life (I have no regrets in this respect), but more importantly my DJ life. Do I have any regrets with my DJ career? I’m a believer in the maxim of life is what you make it.
This morning is sort of the start of Christmas for me. With the Worxlab being situated in the heart of the tourist trap that is Haworth Main Street, this means getting into the spirit of the festive season by putting a tree up on the outside of the building so that visitors can be cajoled into emptying their wallets/purses into the assorted fine shops in the street. But it also started in the right way for me by the delivery of an unexpected package* — did Santa come early?
Flare Audio has made things that we like a lot. First were the R2Pro IEMs which were a revelation for my ears, followed by the ISOLATE ear plugs which Dan rated highly in his review. And now an all new set of earphones have been announced — the FLARES® PRO continue to evolve their state of the art approach to listening, and combine wired and wireless in the same package. You have my attention Flare.
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".