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SOURCES:

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

US Census data: http://www.census.gov/topics/population/genealogy/data/2000_surnames.html

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

Books using same title:

http://www.theguardian.com/global/2014/jun/27/are-authors-running-out-of-book-titles-kate-atkinson-stephen-king-muriel-spark-jk-rowling
http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/can-you-use-a-book-title-thats-been-used-before

Is choosing a band name becoming more difficult?

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/17/fka-twigs-slaves-deers-band-name-shortage
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB20001424052748703357104575045584007339958

How many famous people are there? http://www.wired.com/2013/01/the-fraction-of-famous-people-in-the-world/

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/psycyber/disinhibit.html
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390444592404578030351784405148

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Internet,_nobody_knows_you%27re_a_dog
[image] http://michaelmaslin.com/inkspill/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/dog-on-the-internet-by-peter-steiner.jpg

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

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

Proteus effect studies:

https://vhil.stanford.edu/pubs/2013/fox-chb-sexualized-virtual-selves.pdf
http://faculty.smu.edu/chrisl/courses/psyc5351/articles/blackuniforms.pdf

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

Article about running out of usernames: http://kotaku.com/5924570/are-we-screwing-over-future-generations-by-taking-all-of-the-best-domain-names-and-gamertags

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