This isn’t the weirdest thing I saw last week – that was the true story that Barbra Streisand has cloned her dog, twice – but it was weird enough to make me wonder if I’m unknowingly asleep in a tank of life-sustaining fluid as part of a network of human minds created by robots to power a dystopian future society. Anyway. The Prime Minister gave a speech to the Westminster correspondents’ dinner last Wednesday, and it was funny.
I’ve become obsessed with Premier League Darts, the most entertaining of sports, featuring the most admirable athletes. This is no snide, middle-class irony. Every week, I sit with a smile as wide as the Tay Estuary as 10 giants of sport show their mettle at the oche. The competitors on the Premier League Darts circuit really are athletes, in my opinion, even if their idea of bodybuilding involves the shape, and contents, of a barrel.
She also has a murderous creature living inside her, and bursting out to devour predatory men. A middle-aged actress is having a rough time in Hollywood. Treated in all the toxic ways you might expect, at least if you’ve read the news lately, she’s got history and issues. It’s hard to express this clearly, so let’s keep it simple: read Glitterbomb. This is book two, expanding the story to the effects of fame on the young, but the first one is also still available. Read Glitterbomb. It’s important.
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".