Both dedicated and casual music fans mourned the passing of rock star Tom Petty (1950–2017) on October 2. From the late 1970s, when rock and roll was unchallenged as a bellwether for music culture and as the primary profit generator for the record industry, until the present, which finds it neither, Petty was always there.
For 10 years, UK men have been committing fashion crimes with facial hair in the name of Movember. Like all good things, the idea was borne in a pub – in Adelaide, 1999, when members of the self-titled 'Movember Committee' had a few bevvies and decided to let their top lips go in November as a way of raising money for the RSPCA ('Growing whiskers for whiskers' was the early tagline').
â€œWhilst itâ€™s aimed at menâ€™s charities, the maleness here is not exclusionary,â€? insists Hound. â€œThere are hundreds of women either riding pillion or riding their own bikes. Itâ€™s welcoming and open â€Ś but at the same time it does smell somewhat of motor oil!â€? â€œIn the past people would have been put off by the old values associated with motorbike culture â€“ of gangs, drinking, punch-ups and very manly manliness of the old kind.
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".