Posts tagged: facebook

Problems installing Facebook’s ‘Watchman’ on ubuntu 15.04

By , Tuesday 22nd December 2015 9:22 pm

Had some issues running make for Facebook’s watchman tool. In order to fix this I required to run the following:

$ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-dev automake autoconf

After that everything would install fine following the installing from source instructions.

UK Names Directory and Facebook Application

By , Friday 10th April 2009 9:33 am

One of the fun things I’ve been involved in whilst working for Tracesmart is the names directory. Basically we took our huge information database and pulled out a big pile of stats about various names.

The process is all one big SEO effort in order to draw more traffic to the site, but it also provides some interesting information and name statistics.

Here’s an example for my name Lloyd Watkin, or I suppose more correctly Steven Watkin. Take a minute to look up your name on the Tracesmart site, might be interesting ;)

We’ve also got names statistics data on the names directory page which tells you what names have been searched and how recently. Its quite interesting to see famous people’s names fly up the stats when they appear in the news. A recent example is that of Liam Neeson who’s wife died from a skiing accident recently, although obviously people aren’t quite right on the spelling (hence the huge numbers of hits on this name) — Liam Nilson.

Facebook Application

Once the names directory was created we set about creating a facebook application which we duely named ‘My Name‘. The facebook application is an extension of the names directory and provides some additional statistics. In order to add the names directory to your facebook account please visit:

http://apps.facebook.com/my-name/

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