The Notable Names Database (NNDB) is an online database of biographical details of over 40,000 people. Soylent Communications, a sole proprietorship that also hosted the now-defunct,[1] describes NNDB as an "intelligence aggregator" of noteworthy persons, highlighting their interpersonal connections.[2][3] The domain was registered in 1996 by former Apple and Netscape software engineer Thomas E. Dell, who was also known by his internet alias, "Soylent".[4]

Notable Names Database
Type of site
Online biographical database of celebrities
Available inEnglish
OwnerSoylent Communications
LaunchedAugust 7, 2002 (2002-08-07)
Current statusActive

Entries edit

Each entry has an executive summary with an assessment of the person's notability.[5] It also lists their deaths, cause of death, and life risk factors that may affect their lives span such as obesity, cocaine addiction, or dwarfism.[6] Businesspeople and government officials are listed with chronologies of their posts, positions, and board memberships. NNDB has articles on films with user-submitted reviews, discographies of selected music groups, and extensive bibliographies.[5]

NNDB Mapper edit

The NNDB Mapper, a visual tool for exploring connections between people, was made available in May 2008. It required Adobe Flash 7.[7]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "The legacy of". The Kernel. October 26, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Simić, Konstantin (2012). "Delivering Mobile Government Services Through Cloud Computing". Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences. 5 (2). doi:10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no2-art10.
  3. ^ "NNDB". October 15, 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
  4. ^ " is offline", The Outline, November 29, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Schofield, Jack (March 17, 2008). "Meet the new Who's Who". The Guardian. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
  6. ^ Morentin, Benito; Ballesteros, Javier; Callado, Luis F.; Meana, J. Javier (December 2014). "Recent cocaine use is a significant risk factor for sudden cardiovascular death in 15-49-year-old subjects: a forensic case-control study". Addiction. 109 (12): 2071–2078. doi:10.1111/add.12691. ISSN 1360-0443. PMID 25041688.
  7. ^ Lowensohn, Josh (May 15, 2008). "Connecting executives (and celebs) with NNDB Mapper". cnet news. Retrieved October 15, 2009.

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