Over the past month or so there have been a few businesses in the Valley that have had to close their doors for good. Everything in this Valley is connected and when a local retailer goes dark, we all lose. Local ‘B2B’ relationships and support services go unused. Valley insurance, financial or legal businesses won’t be called on for advice. The I.T. computer experts that many of us depend on will get one less desperate phone call or e-mail for tech issues.
Who remembers the Rolling Stones’ controversial 1968 single which gave the title to the latest outing for the crime-busting duo of Breen and Tozer? The song, which led to suggestions of Black Magic involvement, and surprisingly enough was set to a samba beat, featured Jagger as lead vocalist, fronting co-writer and arranger Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Nicky Hopkins on piano, and Rocky Dijon on congas.
All set in London’s swinging Sixties, Shaw’s crime novels featuring DS Cathal Breen and DC Helen Tozer first grabbed my attention three years ago with A Song From Dead Lips. Shaw’s talent for sensuous storytelling comes to the fore as he sets this fourth book in the series in the summer of 1969, when Rolling Stone Brian Jones was found dead in the swimming pool of his country house, and speculation swirled that he might have been killed.
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".