04 Aug 2008
Social Connectivity Constant

six degrees of separation As I’ve said before, I like interesting phrases. Here’s another one:

What we’re seeing suggests there may be a social connectivity constant for humanity. Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Messenger project

Wow, that sounds profound. See the BBC News article “Study revives six degrees theory” for the full story. Background information is available in the Wikipedia article “Six degrees of separation“.

Of course, one must mention the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game — which by some sort of connectivity leads to bizarre phrases like “taping bacon to a cat“.

image cropped from: Laurens van Lieshout, Six degrees of separation.png, Wikimedia Commons

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