Who's got a pet then? More than one? Several? We're a nation of animal lovers and that's no better illustrated than in the affection we shower onto our household pets. Now we want to celebrate that by finding out about YOUR pets. Does your dog sleep in your bed? Does your cat nuzzle you awake each morning? Does your parrot copy your swearing? Do they pose and perform for the camera? For some of you, the love is so great that you can't bear to be without them and they go into work with you.
Have you got a child who started school for the very first time this week? If so, you've probably got A LOT of thoughts and questions flying around your head. Well, hopefully we can provide a bit of help here. At the end of back-to-school week , we're teaming up with educational publisher and early reading expert Emily Guille-Marrett for a live webchat - and we want to hear YOUR questions for her.
This is my first time at a 'proper' big festival in, oooh... actually, it's too long ago to remember really. Let's say Glastonbury in the mid-noughties. And around 15 years since I was last at Reading. Apart from the countless bands, putting up tents in howling wind and rain, uncomfortable nights' sleep and a few cider-induced hangovers here and there, it's often the festival food that lives long in the memory - and none more so than the legendary Glastonbury 'Growler' .
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".