Archie Innes, aged 10 months, was born with rare SOX2 Syndrome, leaving him blind, hearing-impaired and being fed from a tube, but pioneering treatment may one day allow him to see the world through robotic eyes. He was also diagnosed with severe motor delay which means he finds it hard to lift his head up. Mum Fiona Gould has raised more than $10,000 in just two days on the GoFundMe page to pay for pioneering sight treatment in the US — meaning he might one day be able to see.
Amazon has been accused of “chopping down the rainforest” for using up to 45 feet of paper packaging to protect a wall calendar. A number of customers have been left scratching their heads in wonder after the standard calendar arrived with massive amounts of packaging. The packaging paper is so long that it eclipses the biggest creature in the ocean, the whale shark.
Amazon certainly know how to make reams come true… this 26ft length of paper was used in packaging for a wall calendar. The sheets reached the ground when dangled from a second floor flat. It arrived as protection for the £8.99 A2 calendar. The recipient, who did not want to be named, said: “It was so excessive. But at least I won’t need to buy Christmas paper.”Gran Annie Gelly, of Herne Hill, South London, also bought the calendar and hers had 45ft of paper.
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".