Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Scientific American: E-mail Study Corroborates Six Degrees of Separation

Scientific American: E-mail Study Corroborates Six Degrees of Separation "Chances are, you don’t personally know any Australian policemen, Estonian archival inspectors or Norwegian army veterinarians. But you could probably get in touch with one of these distant individuals through a friend, or a friend of a friend, or a friend of your friend’s friend. The notion that every person on the planet is separated from everyone else by a chain of about six people has been around for some time. A report published today in the journal Science provides experimental data from the Internet in support of that claim."
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