BACK in the 1970s and 1980s when he was growing up in and around Glasgow Vincent Deighan had woodchip wallpaper in his bedroom. “It was emulsioned white,” he recalls, “and I used to pick it off so the bit beside the bed had all these wee fawn cardboard coloured holes in it.” He was not allowed to draw on it however. Times change. It is now 2018 and all these years later he is standing in a room in the soon-to-open Radisson Red hotel at Finnieston Quay in Glasgow and there is no woodchip in sight.
All over the city, the old sewerage system had chosen that moment to suddenly collapse. The streets were filled with a foul stench as, within the space of a week, pipes laid the century before had finally rotted away. There, right in the heart of the industrial north-west, was a metaphor of the decay and despair that marked the final collapse of a 200-year industrial boom." The thing people tell you about Manchester in the 1970s and 1980s is how terrible it was.
THERE’S a party going on in a room in the new Radisson Red hotel in Glasgow. In fact, there’s a party going on in every room in the hotel. Quite a feat as it hasn’t even officially opened yet. But there’s no reason to worry about the noise. Because the party is not happening inside the hotel walls. It’s happening on the walls.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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".