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by M.G. Siegler


How Six Degrees Became a Forever Meme

Jennifer Schuessler looks into the morphing of "Six Degrees of Separation" from a play into a meme. On interesting tech-related tidbit:

The degree of separation, it turns out, is less than six. Last year, researchers at Facebook reported that the 1.59 billion people on its network were separated from one another by only about 3.5 people. And that number had been shrinking: Five years earlier, when there were fewer than half as many people on the site, the figure was 3.74.

Also, the center of the Hollywood universe is not, in fact, Kevin Bacon, but rather, Eric Roberts.


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