Six Degrees of Separation is now 4.74 for Facebook users

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We have all seen the movie “Six Degrees of Separation.”  Reported in the Los Angeles Times and according to the Facebook Data Team the number of degrees of separation between people appears to have shrunk — at least for the more than 721 million Facebook users.

The company’s data team says that as Facebook has grown over the years, the global population on Facebook has steadily become more connected. The average distance between two random people on Facebook in 2008 was 5.28 connections. Now it is 4.74.

For the full article go to The New York Times/Technology: Six degrees of separation? Facebook says try five

Photo: Will Smith, left, star of the 1993 film “Six Degrees of Separation.” Credit: Myles Aronowitz / MGM

 

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