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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?

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