LangFreQ Beta v1.1 – New Features

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I haven’t been posting much at all lately and mostly it’s because I’ve been so busy with the holidays, but also because I wanted to crank out the new LangFreQ Beta v1.1 with new features. I’ve been working hard to get these out and while I think these features are a vast improvement on the site, or an addition if you will, I think it will be a long time before I say LangFreQ is out of “beta”.

LangFreQ – Beta

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Lately, I haven’t been as active as I would like. Part of that is because I’ve been so busy on a new little project of mine, the other part is that I’m studying Japanese so much. 😉 I’d like to share with you the project I’ve been tinkering with, it’s called LangFreQ!


LangFreQ is a website that allows you to find the popularity of words in a given language, using Twitter data. Currently LangFreQ is beta so it only supports three languages: English, Spanish, and Japanese(of course it does Japanese.. I’m studying it..). The results of a word not only show the ranking but they also show the word translated into several other languages. If LangFreQ seems to be relatively useful for a decent amount of people, I’ll definitely add more languages.

Top Words & Search

most-frequent-wordsTop Words is the easiest way to browse the current top words of a language, so that you can simply click page by page and view the results. There exist a top bar above the results so that you can change what language you wish to view the top words for. You can also set the Per Page, so that you only see so many words per page, as well as set the amount of top words you’d like to view. Maybe you only want to see the top 100 words? Or maybe you want to see the top 1000? Set it to what you like.

Currently, there aren’t even 1000 words in the English section. Why is this? Well, it’s beta, and because it’s beta I am testing word lists out. I’ll later “upgrade” to greater word lists and therefore there will be many more results.

The search is pretty obvious. You simply type in a word you’d like to see the ranking for. However, you can also type multiple words with a space in between to view them all at the same time.


compare-phrase-popularityCompare is an interesting utility. Basically, you type in a word or phrase and it uses Google Search to determine how many results there are for each word. Which ever has more results is the more popular phrase. One great feature about this tool is that you may want to know what is the more natural way something is said in a given language, or more common way. Often there are more than one way to express something, but generally there is always one common way that is used more than the others.

Twitter Bot

Last but not least, there is the LangFreQ twitter bot. This tool was generated because Brett over at Rainbowhill gave me this great idea. Definitely go check his blog out, this guy is full of ideas, especially in the Japanese language department! Anyways, the twitter bot is basically just as it sounds.. it’s a bot on twitter that will allow you to ask it to give you the rank of a word, translate a word or phrase from one language to another, or even identify the language of a given word or phrase! You don’t have to follow LangFreQ twitter bot(@langfreq) to use it, but if you’d like to support this project, please do! If you need help with knowing which commands the bot has available, head on over to the @langfreq twitter bot manual. There are more features to be had in this area as well. So, if you think of any feature you’d like for the twitter bot to have, then please mention them to me!


That’s all I wanted to cover with you. Just wanted to basically mention my new beta project, so we’ll see how it works out and if people like it or not. Please, let me know if you find this project horrible, useful, interesting, etc. ALL comments and suggestions will be appreciated.

Introduction to Google Hacking

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I recently just taught my first class on EduFire, called “Introduction to Google Hacking”. From the feedback I’ve been getting, people seemed to enjoy it, so I’ll continue teaching it. I don’t know about the future, but for right now, I’ve decided I’m going to make it free! Why? Because I believe this is information everyone should know!

Introduction to Google Hacking

What is Google Hacking?

Google Hacking is the process of using advanced operators in the Google Search engine in the effort to return more precise search results.


What will be covered?

In this class we will cover the following:

1. What is Google Hacking?
2. How to Build Advanced Search Queries.
3. How to use Google as a Proxy Service.
4. How to find Security Flaws using Google.
5. How to Protect Yourself from Google.

and more…

I bet you never knew Google could be used for so much!

Google Search is a lot more in depth than you think.


This class will be broken down into two classes:

Class One:

The first part of this series will cover how you can use advanced operators in Google Search to find exactly what you’re looking for rather than the boring old “normal search results”.

Class Two:

The second part of this series will cover how to use those advanced search operators to find a variety of security flaws out there on the web, proving how Google doesn’t only index the good, it can index the bad. Rest assured, you will also be shown ways that you can make sure Google isn’t indexing your sites security flaws or even just things you may not want out there for everyone to find.


All you need to bring is your self!

This is going to be quite a basic class, so no previous knowledge is required.