Instead of being confined to 140 characters, tweets can be 280 characters, following a test Twitter conducted in September. Implementation will depend on the software users install for Twitter. Many access the service through third-party apps. Twitter says the new limit will be available immediately on its default app. Longer tweets may go against the adage that the shorter and more concise a statement, the better. “Brevity is the soul of wit,” says Shakespeare in Hamlet.
Sir Michael Fallon's shock Cabinet resignation was cast in new light as it emerged a journalist contacted Downing Street hours before his abrupt departure claiming the former defence secretary lunged at her and tried to kiss her on the lips in 2003. Jane Merrick told The Observer the incident took place after a lunch when she was a 29-year-old junior political reporter. "Was I even guilty that maybe I had led him on in some way by drinking with him?
As a matter of fact, yes, I said, wondering if winter would ever end and if there’d be enough pasta left in Rome by the time I arrived. This was in June and The Trip to Italy was definitely on, albeit pretty loose. “Unstructured,” I guess you’d say, a personal euphemism for poorly planned. As I said, it was a straightforward exchange but the context is important; she was Our Lady of Ferrari. And every woman associated with Ferrari is a potential angel, granter of wishes, fulfiller of fantasies.
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".