There is all plenty of evidence that suggests the situation in the Middle East is in for another round of escalation. The relationship between the US and Turkey nosedived last week when a US consulate was arrested in Istanbul. After the arrest, it was obvious why the authorities in the US felt ‘deeply disturbed’. If there were any hopes of reconciliation behind closed doors, the last couple of days have yet again proved why you should always expect the unexpected in the Middle East.
Last year it was Orlando, this year, it’s Las Vegas. The pain and anguish from these incidents don’t seem to subside. Although, countering every act of violence and terrorism is a tough ask, but you’ve got to understand that warfare policies are all about adapting. Constantly trying being one step ahead of the terrorists, and choking them off completely is what's required. The massacre in Las Vegas manifestly proves this point.
When the American President Donald Trump decided to take sides in the gulf row in June 2017, I was quick enough to conclude in one of my articles that this was one issue he shouldn't have tweeted about. But, this time around, Trump chose the most diplomatic and honorable stage in the world to deliver, perhaps, the most undiplomatic speech by a US president. But, who cares, anyway.
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".