Donald Trump is an angry guy, and I think I know why: his diet is terrible. His favourite food is meatloaf, which I agreed to cook because I thought that “meatloaf” was what Americans called beef wellington. Beef wellington, in case you don’t know, is a delicious dish of fillet steak, covered in a mixture of paté, mushrooms and herbs, wrapped in puff pastry and then baked.
Where are you from? In my case, the honest answer is London. And nine times out of 10 that’s the answer that most people are looking for. But the rest of the time, there is the maddening follow-up: “But where are you really from?” When I am being polite, I tend to mumble something about South Africa. When I am feeling difficult, I might say “Lithuania”, which is equally true, but not the answer that they are looking for. For Afua Hirsch, that question has unsettled her throughout her life.
Is the Russia story hurting Jeremy Corbyn’s electoral chances? The only voting intention poll since the row began has Labour down in the polls, and outside the margin of error. (Albeit only just.) Yesterday I wrote that we needed more information before coming even to interim conclusions about how the stand-off would play domestically.
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".