Given his spectacular shifts in status and fortune, Victor Hugo’s own life story is in some ways not so different from that of his hero, Jean Valjean. Born the son of one of Napoleon’s republican officers, Hugo was brought up in Paris society by his monarchist mother. In 1831, at the age of 29, the publication of the Hunchback of Notre Dame made him famous around Europe. But despite a developing social conscience, his sympathies were against the revolutionaries of the early 1830s.
I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but I couldn’t help being a little sceptical about the unveiling of a new way to pay for your holiday. To coincide with the launch of its Summer 2019 programme (yes, some people really do like to book that far in advance) Thomas Cook has introduced “a new £0 deposit buy now pay later payment plan, helping holidaymakers to budget and spread the cost of their next trip away”.
Last week, Norwegian – the no-frills airline that has expanded so rapidly in recent years – launched its first flight from London to Buenos Aires. It marks yet another step in its onward march into the British market, and the airline now carries 5.8 million passengers a year from the UK to 50 destinations worldwide. Norwegian’s initial forays were on European routes, but it began flights to the United States in 2014, and now offers 11 cities in North America from three UK airports.
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".