For everyone living on planet Earth, you might want to start looking for a new place. Last year, Stephen Hawking told students at the Oxford University Union that it would be in the next 1,000 to 10,000 years for a disaster to hit our home planet and wipe out humanity. The real crux of the statement comes from a push to take mankind to the stars and start inhabiting other planets. If there's any real danger to our home world, it never hurts to have a spare.
We noticed Nigel Farage having a moan that someone was being a bit mean to him. This made us wonder if anyone had a choir:Then B3tan Simon Pegg (not that one) had an idea…So we got in touch with @ricardoautobahn – he who co-did the Daz Sampson record and asked him to make a simple backing track and would he mix an internet choir? And he was up for it and recorded a backing track:DOWNLOAD BACKING TRACK — oops that’s out of bandwidth so try this dropbox link.
This from Dr.Dunno / Chris Barker is pretty strong stuff and we hesitated sticking it out but you know, it’s true, provocative and frankly fuck it, it should be on posters in front of parliament. Chris entered his image into our elections challenge and we caught up with Chris and asked him about his artwork:When I first heard the news I didn’t think this story was going to effect me as much as it has. The emotions I’ve felt as a result of this surprised me.
I've been listening to a lot of podcasts, and I'm starting to wander outside of games for new ideas. @nosuchthing is such a delightful show where a group shares facts of the week and tumble down a wiki hole finding more facts.
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".