The kindly volunteers try to keep smiling but the un-holly din is clearly driving them crackersThese kids really are having a scream as they turn meeting Santa into a costume drama. The kindly volunteers try to keep smiling but the un-holly din is clearly driving them crackers. Parents gifted their shots online – and Niko Argiropoulos was snow joke for the same Santa a third year in a row.
This week we tasked two of Britains bravest hacks to saddle up and argue the toss over the thorniest pub topic going – children in pubs. No Thank YouWhen I was a kid, I spent hours on end outside pubs, wondering what was going on behind the heavy doors and smoky windows that could create so much laughter and happiness. Was it this magical thing called beer that I only had a vague understanding of? Was it because after a tough slog at work, grown-ups finally had a chance to relax?
A mum gave birth to a miracle baby years after going through the menopause - and finding out she was pregnant when she feared she may have cancer. Tess Morten, 47, had given up hope of ever having a baby after three failed IVF cycles, spending £15,000 in the process. When she went for a scan on her stomach after complaining of feeling bloated, sick and tired, she was told to fear the worse. But instead of revealing ovarian cancer the scan instead showed she was expecting a baby.
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".