Helpful news, for those of you struggling to save enough to buy a house: sandwiches are to blame. Or rather, your extravagant dependence on sandwiches for sustenance is to blame, according to an estate agent that I refuse to name as that would serve as justification for its whole grubby publicity-grabbing agenda. People in their 20s and 30s are used to the routine by now.
Your friend has bought a house. You’re in your 20s, or perhaps your early 30s, and because you’re not part of the wealthy elite, this seems unusual. The country is in the midst of a housing crisis that has seen home ownership plummet among younger people. Perhaps you’ve been trying to save, but what with the cost of living and the money you’re spending on rent, you’re not getting very far. Then you see your friend’s smiling face on social media as they brandish their new keys.
If you are a woman who has been raped, sexually harassed or assaulted, the past few weeks may not have been the easiest. The victims’ stories that have been dominating the news cycle have been deeply affecting, reminding women of their own experiences in perhaps unexpected ways. Take a recent conversation: “I don’t think I’ve ever been sexually harassed at work,” a friend mused.
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".