Finding celebrity doppelgängers never ceases to amuse us, and today’s side-by-side is especially noteworthy. Taylor Swift looks just like Ryan Seacrest’s mom. No joke. Their likeness was uncovered during a clip from Live with Kelly and Ryan, where a fan letter suggested comparing photos of Connie Seacrest and Taylor Swift. Conveniently, Connie was sitting in the audience during the live taping that day, so we got a solid glimpse of her. And we can officially verify; there’s definitely a resemblance.
If you’ve logged onto Google today, November 16th, you may have noticed their most recent Google Doodle. It’s of Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian novelist known as “the father of modern African literature.” He died in 2013, and today would have been his 87th birthday. According to TheNewYorker.com, Things Fall Apart has been translated into 50 languages and has sold more than ten million copies.
They’re one of our favorite TV couples ever, so we’re naturally here for any and all BTS details about Jim and Pam’s onscreen romance from NBC’s The Office. Jenna Fischer (aka, Pam Beasly) wrote a book called The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide, in which Fischer dishes on her first kiss with John Krasinski (aka, Jim Halpert). It also happened to be her first time kissing on camera, so it was a PRETTY BIG DEAL.
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".