I know little about motor racing and care even less. So when a friend suggested the Bathurst 1000 car race for his 50th, I knew my attendance would be about the fellowship not cars. I was there for the socialising. More talk than torque. Bathurst is 160kms west of Sydney or a three-hour drive. My pal is a generous fellow and flew a bunch of us on the Sunday morning to Bathurst airport where we were shuttled in a minivan to the famous Mt Panorama.
We always end up keenly swapping our opinions and recommendations for new films, my old friends Steve and Lena and I. For decades these keen movie lovers have gone to the cinema every Friday to see the latest independent and foreign titles, usually ones that opened only the day before at the Palace Verona in Paddington’s Oxford Street. Last week, when I asked what films they’d seen lately, the answer was swift and unexpectedly blunt: “We haven’t been going to the cinema,” said Lena.
8203;For nearly 1300 days my father was tortured and starved and saw death up close. He witnessed an Australian soldier's road-side execution with a Samurai sword and once saw a Gurkha behead a Japanese officer with his kukri. My father was a survivor of the Burma Railway and these were just some of the horrors that stayed with him until his death.
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".