Exoteric gives you page statistics from the most popular social networks, i.a. number of tweets, how many people shared link on facebook or google plus etc.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'exoteric'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install exoteric


Pretty simple stuff:

counter = Exoteric.new(:url => 'http://github.com/')
counter.count(:twitter, :facebook, :plusone)

Leaving requested counters blank or specifying :all will cause that all registered APIs will be used to gather page popularity:

counter.count # shortcut for counter.count(:all)

Some APIs required extra parameters, eg. to get github watchers for the repository you must specify :github_repo option:

counter = Exoteric.new(
  :url         => 'http://desantapp.com/', 
  :github_repo => 'nu7hatch/desantapp'


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request