Dear LinkedIn, thank you for updating me on colleagues and friends who have made exciting new connections and for nudging me to endorse them for their myriad skills. Please, though, can you just stop sending me new job suggestions? Sure, things are tough in the media business and, yes, it is nice to know that opportunities abound beyond my crumb-filled keyboard in Tara Street, but, frankly, your suggestions for me are a bit rubbish.
The Ideal Home Show runs from October 27th-30th at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Ballbridge Dublin 4. Upwards of 26,000 people are expected to visit over the bank holiday weekend in search of building and decorating solutions and inspiration. What about timing: The show opens Friday, October 27th, at noon and closes at 7pm. On Saturday and Sunday the opening hours are 10am-6pm; on bank holiday Monday, 10am-5pm. Tickets: are available on the door at €15 each for adults; €10 for OAPs and students.
Starbucks, oh how people love to hate you, and yet there’s always as queue at your tills. Every second someone somewhere in the world is forking out for an overpriced bucket of iced tea or a big fat mocha frappuccino with more calories than a Sunday lunch. What’s to love about Starbucks? There’s a lot better coffee to be had elsewhere, you’ll find nicer-tasting biscuits down the back of your own sofa and as for that friendly thing of servers incorrectly scrawling your name – how hilarious!
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".