How did the makers of the scrappy 2014 Versova indie Sulemani Keeda come up with this film? This is what many people are likely to wonder after they watch Amit Masurkar’s sophomore effort Newton, an intelligent political satire that hits theatres on September 22. This isn’t to cast doubt on Masurkar and co-writer/collaborator Mayank Tewari’s considerable abilities, but to highlight how vastly different Newton is from their first outing.
At a protest gathering against the cold-blooded murder of Bengaluru-based journalist Gauri Lankesh held in Mumbai on Wednesday, several attendees held up banners with #GauriLankesh or #JusticeForGauriLankesh printed on them. The horrific incident, which took place on Tuesday evening, has dominated online conversation since and will hopefully not die down completely any time soon, although many of us are quite uncomfortably aware of how ephemeral online outrage can be.
In the final week of July, a tantalising story captured the media: an AI program being developed by Facebook had to be shut down after chatbots “developed their own language” to communicate with each other — a story whose doomsaying proclamations have been largely dismissed as exaggeration. But AI doesn’t need to resemble Skynet (from the sci-fi Hollywood blockbuster Terminator); it exists and has already infiltrated social media in the most obvious manner possible.
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".