In 2014, six days before Thanksgiving , I moved to Paris . I only knew one person—who was French—which meant the likelihood of spending the holiday alone, or skipping it entirely, was pretty high. Since I’m a sucker for stuffing and candied yams, I chose the former, but there was no way I’d be cooking the meal myself. That would have required ordering a turkey in French —which I’d never done in English —and then converting the temperature of my toaster oven from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
Like the Empire State Building in New York City or Big Ben in London, seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris is, for most visitors, a requirement. Whether sparkling at night or caught in fog on a cloudy day, the beauty of its silhouette can't be denied. But seeing doesn't have to mean visiting—or climbing, for that matter. In fact, for some, a surprise sighting can be the most exhilarating—even if it's just partial.
Paris may be known as the City of Light, but the next time you’re basking in the glow of the city’s greatest monument—La Tour Eiffel—you may want to think twice about documenting it. Unbeknownst to the average tourist or 'Gram-obsessed social media star, it’s actually illegal to photograph at night because it’s an artistic creation still under copyright. According to European Copyright Law , such monuments are protected for the lifespan of the work’s legal creator—plus 70 years.
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".