Like Aleppo, the city of Ghouta has been slaughtered. Hundreds have died this week alone. The siege must end so that we can get the innocent out and treat the critically injured, writes Alison McGovernJust over a year ago we watched as Aleppo fell. We watched a city besieged and laid to waste by its own government. There was a brief moment in the days and weeks leading up to it when I really thought the United Kingdom might help.
From Syria to Northern Ireland, we must not forget our responsibility to democracy, writes Robert PhilpotThis year marks the 80th anniversary of the arrival in London of the first trains of the Kindertransport. The rescue of the 10,000 children – most, though not all, Jewish – was, as the former chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, has suggested ‘a light in the deepest, darkest night of humanity’. One of those saved from near-certain death at the hands of the Nazis was the Labour peer Alf Dubs.
The other day, we posted about Pentatonix having a busy 2018, and it's only February. The post included a tweet from the group — Arlington Martin grads Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying and Kirstin Maldonado, along with beat-boxing vocalist Kevin Olusola and new member Matt Sallee — teasing a video coming out Friday. Well, Friday's here, and so is the video: A cover of Camila Cabello's sultry Latin-tinged "Havana" (featuring Young Thug).
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".