Many happy returns to the hashtag. The ability to tag tweets was invented 10 years ago and now the # symbol is used to tag tweets 125 million times a day. There's even a hashtag to mark the milestone (#Hashtag10). BBC Newsbeat has looked back at some of the biggest ever hashtags. That list includes one of my favourites - one that commemorates the time former Nottinghamshire schoolboy, Ed Balls, accidentally tweeted his own name.
UNIONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A bridge in Unionville now bears the name of Spc. Jeremy Tomlin, who died in a helicopter crash in Maryland on April 17. Tomlin’s life and service to his country were honored during a dedication at the bridge on Monday. Many will travel over the overpass in Marshall County, and if they aren’t from Unionville, they might wonder about the name on the sign.
(Photo: WKRN) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two Nashville area songwriters are receiving a major honor coming from the Queen of England. Keith and Kristyn Getty are contemporary hymn writers originally from Ireland who made Nashville their home. They will travel back across the Atlantic to be honored with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire. The award honors contributions to society, and the Gettys are happy to receive the honor.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".