The news: Director Ignacio F. Rodo's one-minute horror movie, Tuck Me In, is creepier than some of Hollywood's big-budget flicks. The movie: The idea was the spawned by a post on reddit's AskReddit forum, where users submitted their best two-sentence horror stories. Tuck Me In brings the the thread's most popular entry to life:I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, 'Daddy check for monsters under my bed.'
The news: The reason we had such a fondness for our friends from summer camp has more to do with science than you might have thought. Researchers from the University of Southampton recently discovered that the way we experience nostalgia can have a tremendous impact on how our relationships develop. According to their findings, the shared experiences of youth build much strong relationships than similarities in taste, interest or background.
1. I wanted to do another book review but I didn’t have enough to say about the book in question – CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders – to warrant an entire post. That’s not a bad thing, by the way. I loved it. CivilWarLand is a series of short stories that take place in the near-ish future. All of them are bleak. All of them are about the horrifying ravages of late capitalism. And all of them are great.
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".