This is a took to help track down who is linking to your site.


Currently this tool is available command line only, and is installed by:

$ gem install socialinvestigator

Then you can run the command 'socialinvestigator' to begin using it.

$ socialinvestigator


Full help

$ socialinvestigator help

Code walk through:

Search hacker news for a url:

$ socialinvestigator hn search

Looking up information from a URL

Code walk through:

Start with a URL, figure out what you can find:

$ socialinvestigator net page_info

To analyse the technology stack, you need to load the datafile from which can be done with this command:

$ socialinvestigator net get_apps_json

Twitter Scripting

This will be documented soon

Code walk through:

You'll need to register a twitter app for this to work. Once you have the twitter info, you put it in using the twitter config command:

$ socialinvestigator twitter config


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