This is your weekly instalment of WTF is going on because, these days, a lot can happen in a week…**This is your weekly instalment of WTF is going on because, these days, a lot can happen in a week…** It's safe to say this has been a busy week in news - there was Spreadsheet Phil's Spring Statement (growth is weak, they want to scrap 1p and 2p coins and you probably still can't buy a house), a new (old) Cold War with Russia which is enough to make anyone feel more than a little uneasy and...
It might seem like the stuff of fiction. No, scratch that, of a barely believable James Bond film but the stand-off between Great Britain and Russia is very real and, you might argue, was a long time coming. There's a lot to keep track of but don't worry, we're here toâ€¦well..Debrief it for you. Tensions rose to their current level following the attempted murder of former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury on March 11th.
It has been reported that Deliciously Ella, aka Ella Mills, has closed two of her London cafes after the company she runs with husband Matthew Mills posted losses of £724,000. 26-year-old Mills rose to fame on Instagram in 2011 where she posted about food and yoga to complement her blog. She began posting and writing about food after suffering from postural tachycardia syndrome, which is an abnormal increase in heart rate that occurs after sitting up or standing.
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".