Any talk of travel conjures up images of a sweet escape, never-ending beaches, new experiences... you name it. But how many times do you actively think about things like possibly being held at gunpoint. May be a little but we're quick to dismiss these thoughts either out of a fear of becoming a paranoid freak, or just that you don't want to become the damn squib at your own party.
Don't be greedy and ruin it for yourself. You've been warned. Really? Okay then, brave one. Some of us, we're still reeling from the brilliance of the epic battle scene from Games Of Thrones Season 7, Episode 4: The Spoils Of War. This, despite the fact that this one episode reached us early. Jaime Lannister was all of us when Daenerys swoops in onto the scene, just like that, just like the badass mother of dragons that she is.
I'm not sure if this is the greatest trick ever pulled on a whole bunch of people or just another ghost sighting caught on cam, either way it's quite the creepy horror show that ever made it to Twitter in recent times. It started with a series of tweets from Adam Ellis, a soon-to-be author of "funny comics." These tweets soon grew into a monster of a thread with dozens engaged. Adam, who admittedly suffers from sleep paralysis spoke of a disfigured ghost child who came to him one night.
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".