Never one for shying away from the spotlight, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson penned a 4,200-word essay in The Telegraph on Friday in which he laid out his ‘vision for a bold, thriving Britain enabled by Brexit’. As you would expect, this put the political cat amongst the pigeons, not only because Johnson seems to have forgotten that he is not actually in charge but because his mini-manifesto was full of highly questionable ‘facts’ and conjecture.
This is your weekly installment of WTF is going on because, these days, a lot can happen in a week…Last week Piers Morgan gave his usual puffed up performance of outrage on national television. This time it was targeted at Munroe Bergdorf, who found herself at the centre of an international furore because she had written a post about white privilege. Morgan blasted that he was ‘deeply offended’ by the insinuation that he, as a white man, was in anyway implicated in upholding structural racism.
The new iPhone is here and, with it, has come the usual hype. The iPhone X will cost £999, is covered in supposedly shatterproof-glass and both sides and, crucially, is unlocked with face recognition technology using infrared and 3D sensors. The technology actually failed at the unveiling of the device, causing Apple’s VP of software and engineering to reach for a backup phone, but let’s not get to hung up on whether or not it actually works, that seems like a minor detail, doesn’t it?
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".