Wednesday, March 28, 2007

how cool is your name?

Very interesting piece on PingMag about "Infoesthetics: the beauty of data visualization". There are several examples, but the one that caught my attention was this one: The Name Voyager. It's an interactive tool showing the popularity rank of baby names from 1880 to 2005. As you can see below, "Nelson" used to be a popular name... around 1890!The accompanying blog, by Laura Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard", offers a fascinating look into baby name trends and pop culture influence.


Andre Felipe said...

Uau! Fui lá verificar meu nome!
Na década de 70 o meu nome era bem popular, foi o pico de popularidade do nome Andre (170 e pouco no ranking). Makes sense!
Abração Nelson, apesar do nome retrô - hahahahahaha!

Nelson said...

Hahaha, é André, quando falo meu nome ao telefone todo mundo já imagina um velhinho! Culpa do Admiral Nelson.