As the future of cashless payment looms closer, is it time to scrap 1p and 2p coins? There is no doubt that we have seen huge swathes of the British public already gravitate towards cashless payments. Every day we see people ignore the cash in their wallet to pay through their phone or contactless cards. The convenience of not handling coins is obviously a big factor, but digital payments’ ability to track money spent is also a massive driver for banks.
One blunder on the Skripal affair could perhaps be forgiven. Corbyn’s supporters, and indeed a large chunk of the PLP seem to find it almost endearing the way in which the Leader of the Opposition sticks resolutely to his funny old beliefs while the world changes around him. And, as someone who has steadfastly believed for 40 years that the Tories are evil, it would have been disconcerting if his knee-jerk response to May’s speech on Monday was to agree with her.
For someone who likes to play it low-key, Chancellor Philip Hammond couldn’t really have chosen a better day to deliver his Spring Statement. Parliament is engaged in a bitter battle about how to respond to an attempted murder by Moscow – or a rogue Russian organisation – and the White House is in turmoil after the President fired his Foreign Secretary over social media.
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".