Entrepreneurs, internet activists and end-users from inside and outside Cameroon are working together to alert the world to an internet shutdown within the Anglophone regions of the country. The shutdown is believed to have lasted over three months and is continuing. A Twitter chat, under the hashtags #KeepItOn and #BringBackOurInternet took place at the weekend to increase awareness.
Bongmusa Mthembu will be hosting another training marathon this weekend as a chance for runners to see where they are in their Comrades training and learn from the experts. Photo: BackpagePixJOHANNESBURG – Comrades Marathon champion Bongmusa Mthembu would love nothing more than to see someone from his home village of Bulwer scale the same great heights as he has. And to this end, the man who also has the South African 100km record to his name, is hosting yet another training marathon on Saturday.
DURBAN - It is the Tuesday after the glorious Saturday before and life is back to normal already for Prodigal Khumalo. And normal for the man who should still be recovering from ticker-tape parades as well as multiple media interviews is in he anonymity of a gun shop in downtown Durban where he works as a salesman. The clientele that walks into Kings Firearms have no idea that the man serving them is a big international star, fresh from an incredible feat at the weekend.
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".