johnleskodotbiz

What’s in a name?

In Active Learning, Communication, Cool Ideas, Innovation, Leave Your Comfort Zone on July 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm
What's in a name?

What’s in a name?

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/02/geography/usa-surnames-interactive

Saw a story about how the United States is populated by people with similar names. Yes, the Smiths and the Jones are well represented on both coasts. Look closely and you’ll see from where the Garcias and the Andersons hail.

Of course if the National Geographic Society and the Census Bureau (and perhaps the National Security Agency) were to team up, we’d then see a map where you might be able to zoom in and find names such as Abayasekara, Brandel, Cavallari, DeFreitas, or (even) Lesko.

How long do you think it will be before we can search the web and cherry pick from The Cloud all which we seek to learn about another? And does this thought excite or scare you?

About these ads
  1. […] http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/02/geography/usa-surnames-interactive Saw a story about how the United States is populated by people with similar names. Yes, the Smiths and the Jones are wel…  […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 563 other followers

%d bloggers like this: