Let me set the scene. You are on a date with platinum-selling rapper Playboi Carti. I imagine you're at a fairly nice restaurant in Atlanta, but maybe it's more casual than that. The time comes to place your order and the 21-year-old star orders two bowls of soup. You think, Huh, I guess he really likes soup, but don't think much else of it. You continue chatting, maybe about how many siblings you have or how he feels about ascending to fame at such a young age.
As is de rigeur when you are campaigning for an Oscar, Timothée Chalamet, the 21-year-old star of Call Me By Your Name, has been giving a lot of interviews recently. They all tend to hit the same beats: He went to LaGuardia High School in New York City (AKA the Fame school), he thinks director Luca Guadagnino is a genius, and he is very grateful that the film is being received so positively.
Drake is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter this week discussing, among other things, his plans to take a year off to work on various film projects and his hunt for a $160,000 first edition Harry Potter book. Elsewhere in the profile is a three sentence detour about his romantic endeavors in which he "deflects questions about his love life" but does drop a detail about what his future wife can expect after saying "I do."
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".