A cold night in Norwich city centre. The streetlights - dimmed as so many others across the county seem to be to keep the costs down - throw only anaemic orange pools. On many streets, the shadow beats the light and the people in the doorways are hard to separate from rubbish and the discarded sleeping bags of people who are now gone — escaped or dead or both depending on your particular point of view.
Robert Kett was an unlikely rebel hero. He was the fourth son of Thomas Kett, a farmer, and only he and his older brother William had survived to adulthood. Robert was unusual. Though he owned land, he thought deeply about the concerns of those who did not. Prior to the rebellion, Robert and his family, driven by their faith, had fought to protect their parish church after Wymondham Abbey, the largest place of worship in Wymondham, the Norfolk town where they were born, was destroyed.
Malcolm Gladwell popularised the idea that you need to invest 10,000 hours to be great. You have 25,000 mornings as an adult. Arthur Rimbaud stopped writing poetry when he was 20. Steve Jobs became a millionaire at 25. George Harrison was 27 when The Beatles broke up. Get obsessed with the numbers and it can start to seem like you’ve left it too late. I’m 29-years-old. I haven’t written a book. My current attempt is at 1,600 words – 98,400 to go. I have less than €5,000 to my name.
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".