It's no secret that Ben Affleck will play the role of Batman in an upcoming movie about the Dark Knight and Superman by director Zack Snyder. But until Tuesday, fans haven't had the chance to see Affleck as the Caped Crusader. Snyder tweeted out the first official look of Affleck as Batman, along with another look at the Batmobile from the tentatively titled "Batman vs. Superman" movie, which is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016.
If you're an active Twitter user, you have likely forgotten your very first tweet. That is until the microblogging service celebrated its 8th anniversary with a way to take a look back at your first 140-character or less post -- without a ton of scrolling. First-tweets.com lets users search public usernames to find the first tweets by those accounts, encouraging users to tweet those first posts with the hashtag #FirstTweet.
Every now and then, there is a video that comes along and throws news anchors off their game. That's exactly what happened in this clip from the WGN Morning News show this week. A short clip of a walrus smacking the bottom of a bikini-clad tourist is going viral on the Internet. The video, posted Sunday, already has more than 422,000 views on YouTube. But it's the commentary from the WGN Morning News crew that really makes the clip above a must-watch.
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".