I did a monumentally stupid thing at the beginning of January. I bought some Bitcoin. Actually, that’s not quite true. That makes me sound like Elton John frittering £40,000 a week at his florist. What I did was buy some different cryptocurrencies. A tiny bit of something called Ethereum and another one called Ripple, which is a nice, unthreatening name, isn’t it? Sounds like something you’d eat on the beach in Cornwall.
I am lying as still as a stick in the four-poster bed of the Savoy’s Royal Suite. I dare not move. I dare not fall asleep in case I dribble. I hardly dare breathe. I haven’t come to burgle the suite’s occupants. An Arab sheikh, perhaps. Or someone over from Hollywood with lots of jewels. No. The reason for such hysteria is that I’m lying on the room’s newly installed £70,000 mattress. Seventy thousand pounds, you cry. What’s it made of? Bitcoin? No, again.
The cast did a couple of bows, off they went. Perfect. Cranston, an American who’s just won a Best Actor award for his role, has been talking about these ovations. He loves “the honesty of a British audience”, apparently. If we Limeys bother to stand up and applaud at the end of a show then he knows he’s earned it, he told a theatre website. “There is a history of live performance rivalled only by the Greeks,” he added of British theatregoers. (Here, I fear, he was slightly over-egging it.
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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
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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".