At the top of the year, we’re all super preoccupied with figuring out how, in the next 12 months to come, we can do our best to maximise our time, achieve our goals and make sure we’re making the most beneficial decisions for our lives. And although a lot of the time they have a bit of an advantage with riches, attention and globally adoring fans, our favourite celebs have plenty of worthwhile, lived advice that’s helped them to reach the highs they’re at today.
Although it’s nearly been seven years since the last time a film was released (nearly 11 since the final book! ), the Harry Potter series still holds a special place in the heart of millions of fans all over the world. And over the past day or so, black people on Twitter have been proving once again that they’re the funniest users around by imagining Harry Potter’s world – but with a touch of black internet culture.
For many of us, the start of the year signifies the beginnings of a well-intentioned healthy eating plan, disappointing bank balances, and mornings so dark it feels like you’re setting off to work in the middle of the night. However, for a more glamorous bunch across the world in Hollywood, January also means the start of the awards season – in place to celebrate some of the finest work over the past 12 months in the film and TV industry.
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".