the six degrees of separation are shrinking

#Data — The Six Degrees Of Separation Are Shrinking

You’ve heard of the Six Degrees of Separation, right?

In a nutshell, this theory states that anybody on Earth is connected to anybody else by a chain of 5 friends of friends, maximum.


1/ you know a guy

2/ who knows a guy

3/ who knows a guy

4/ who knows a guy

5/ who knows a guy

6/ who knows the President of your country, your favorite football player or anyone on the other side of the globe.

And that’s of course the “worst-case scenario”.

When you think about it, this is already pretty amazing… and it gets even better.

According to a recent, fascinating experimentation by Facebook:

Each person in the world (at least among the 1.59 billion people active on Facebook) is connected to every other person by an average of three and a half other people.

In other words, the Six Degrees of Separation are shrinking.

Undoubtedly, Facebook helps us connect with friends and the world around us.

Bonus: if you follow the link above, you will see how closely you are connected to “some” Facebook employees, including Mark Zuckerberg himself.

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