It’s been ten years since I graduated from university, which means memories of my time there are becoming sepia-toned. Perhaps I’ve become an unreliable narrator of my own life. I remember heartache and bad times. I remember loneliness and the feeling of not fitting in. But I also remember friends – great friends, new friends. Drink, drugs, parties, new ideas, new music, new spaces and the time to get an idea of who I was or who I might be. All those things university should be about.
Bathroom news from the US, where entrepreneur Miki Agrawal, who co-founded the period-proof underwear company Thinx, “wants America to embrace the bidet”. Agrawal stepped down from Thinx last year after she was accused of sexual harassment, but has returned with a new company, Tushy, which makes devices that convert toilets into bidets. So is it time to forsake paper for water?
LONDON—For more than forty years, Mark E Smith and his band, The Fall, played sped-up, amphetamine-fueled krautrock that inspired, energized and hypnotized anyone who fell under its spell. Smith, who died Wednesday aged 60, was part of a generation of working class British artists who weren’t afraid to be contrary and independent, a singer and songwriter whose mastery of repetition and conjuring of atmosphere could seem almost eerie.
The Stasi Records have released this weary statement making it clear there's nothing there on Corbyn & Abbott. Congrats to the fearless reporters in the right-wing British press. Keep searching for the truth without fear or favour https://twitter.com/PickardJE/status/966341996066504705
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".