Be Superman or Batman @ Yahoo
Yahoo in June announced they were recycling unused accounts (Yahoo email, Flickr, etc.) allowing for individuals to make “claims” and try to get an online name that’s unused. For instance I had a wishlist of “Brett” and if that became available I might have gotten firstname.lastname@example.org. Names were released recently to the wild and those who made successful requests were informed.
Besides the shitstorm and privacy concerns surrounding this all, we can probably consider this a successful and smart move for Yahoo who is struggling for relevancy.
Today, they’ve released a list of the top requested names for men and women on the site. In it all, they also released the fact that two of the highest terms requested were Superman and Batman. Proving the fact that when given a chance, everyone wants to be Batman.