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When Will We Run Out Of Names?

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Published on Apr 13, 2015

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SOURCES:

Name frequency in US: http://howmanyofme.com/

US Census data: http://www.census.gov/topics/populati...

Band name frequency: http://gothamist.com/2010/02/17/a_tal...

Books using same title:

http://www.theguardian.com/global/201...
http://www.writersdigest.com/online-e...

Is choosing a band name becoming more difficult?

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015...
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB2000142...

How many famous people are there? http://www.wired.com/2013/01/the-frac...

World population counter: http://www.census.gov/popclock/

What If? naming stars calculation: https://what-if.xkcd.com/23/

Online Disinhibition effect:

http://users.rider.edu/~suler/psycybe...
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1000087...

On the internet, nobody know’s you’re a dog:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_I...
[image] http://michaelmaslin.com/inkspill/wp-...

Karma Court: http://www.reddit.com/r/KarmaCourt

Proteus Effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proteus_...

Proteus effect studies:

https://vhil.stanford.edu/pubs/2013/f...
http://faculty.smu.edu/chrisl/courses...

When will we run out of social security numbers? http://www.mathiseasy.net/WillTheUSev...

Article about running out of usernames: http://kotaku.com/5924570/are-we-scre...

music by http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow
and http://www.audionetwork.com

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