Archive for the ‘Data Mining’ Category

Screen Scraping with Perl to get the top 25 Websites and the Web Servers they use

Friday, October 21st, 2011

This was a really fun little script I wrote that I thought I would share with everyone. I basically wrote a Perl script using the popular LWP Perl module to screen scrape and obtain the top 25 sites and the web servers they use. Once I screen scrape to get the relevant website, I am able to send a specific request to the server to obtain further information. (more…)


Facebook Hack – How “shared” is your website on Facebook?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

In this blog I describe a cool little data mining hack you can use to determine how “shared” a specific website is on Facebook. Let’s say you want to determine how often the “” site has been “shared” on Facebook. Simply type in the following as the URL address in a browser: “”. The syntax to use to check any site is “[website_address]“. See below snapshots for examples. Have fun! (more…)