Did you maybe get ahead of your selfie, Paris Hilton? On Sunday, the heiress wrote on Twitter, alongside a 2006 photo of herself with pop queen Britney Spears: “11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!”But a quick history lesson proves she was actually around a 172 years late to the craze. For starters, Robert Cornelius, 30, is thought to have taken the first selfie outside his lamp shop in Philadelphia in 1839.
Three garage workers have been convicted of animal cruelty after blasting a rat out of an air compressor pipe like a cannonball. Shaun Fussell, 29, Lee Jones, 42, and William Morgan, 36, were filmed on a mobile phone blasting the animal over the roof of a neighbouring building. The footage captured the giggling men hitting the rodent with a metal pole and stuffing it into the tube of the compressor using a pair of pliers.
A police force has revealed it will stop prosecuting ALL drug addicts. Durham Constabulary will also spare ‘low-level’ dealers of heroin and cocaine from prosecution, its top cop has declared. The controversial plan will start next month, Chief Constable Mike Barton told the Mail on Sunday . It is the first time a British police force has decided not to prosecute dealers, who usually face a minimum of 18 months in prison, the newspaper reports.
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".