six degrees of separation


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six degrees of separation

A term referring to the observation that any person on Earth is, on average, six “steps” away from knowing any other person, such that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in no more than 6 steps. This social and mathematical conundrum was formulated in the mid-1960s, and characterises the interwoven webs of acquaintances among friends, neighbours, colleagues and relatives.
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ie - is based on the theory of Six Degrees of Separation - the notion we're all just six connections away from everyone else on the planet.
Other projects include Enemy of the State, Six Degrees of Separation, I, Robot, I Am Legend, Seven Pounds and Hancock.
IBM said : "The solution unravels these hidden connections that can be divided by as many as six degrees of separation between disparate sources -- from corporate records and social media chatter to data accessed by remote sensors and third-party applications.
But if you're a fan of the six degrees of separation theory, as I am, you can't fail to be impressed that I was practically a guest at the wedding of the millennium.
com)-- Rock Trees: The Beatles, Volume 1 - the Paul McCartney Tree examines how 1,550 bands and artists are musically “related” to The Beatles using the theory of Six Degrees of Separation.
Talking about the Six Degrees of Separation round, Giri said, "This was a new concept, never tried before, and in my view, the teams did measure up well to what was a difficult round.
When I proposed this to Max, I am pretty sure I made his day as by six degrees of separation it brought him closer to one of his idols.
In a six degrees of separation move, Phil programmers paired the 14th with the Symphony for Cello and Orchestra by the composer (Benjamin Britten) Shostakovich dedicated his own work to.
Playwright John Guare has won Tonys and Obies for works including The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation and Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Distinct from the theory of the six degrees of separation, which says everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away by way of introduction, the forum will seek to establish direct connections between people.
org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation) six degrees of separation ," which refers to the idea that everyone on average is about six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth.
Six degrees of separation, we are told, is all that exists between any two persons on the planet.