“How could they find out that their tea and coffee, their sugar and flour, had been doctored; that their canned peas had been coloured with copper salts, and their fruit jams with aniline dyes?” – Upton SinclairOne of the few benefits of unemployment is the availability of time to ponder, reflect and ask questions about the sort of society we live in. Sitting on park benches, studying the motions of dogs, and politicians, can be informative.
I’m not sure about light, but Paris certainly is a city of ghosts. So there I am, climbing the stairs to Victor Hugo’s apartment off Places des Vosges. A marble relief, horses and naked virgins (I guess), the entrance hall with a polished bust, a slightly bizarro Chinese-themed room with the author’s plate collection proudly displayed (as the guard surveys me like I might be some sort of cultural vandal). And I think, ‘Here’s the gig.’ Writer, beloved by millions, view overlooking the park.
Ena wasn’t feeling well, so it was down to Roland. He’d left plenty of time, but they were late anyway. Father and son walked down Commercial Street, through the little spaces in the crowd. Hal didn’t so much dodge as stop, wait for people to pass, and carry on. Roland kept looking back. ‘Hurry up, it’ll be started.’Hal couldn’t avoid the muscular arms, soft suits and satin dresses. They continued parallel to the road. Some people changed course and went into shops. It was a swarm.
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".