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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There is this idea called "six degrees of separation" and it goes like this?--?all people are six, or fewer, social connections from each other.
Iranian private bank key to food/medicine import is designated because of alleged EIGHT degrees of separation with another arbitrary target.
The book dips into the theory of six degrees of separation, conspiracy politics, racism, burlesque, the Ku Klux Klan, history, and mystery.
The phrase 'six degrees of separation,' suggests that only a minuscule measurement is what divides one person from another.
You talk about six degrees of separation, but as fans we're only one or two degrees of separation away from our heroes who play the game.
It's playing six degrees of separation. Anybody can make a connection," Page Six quoted a publicist as saying.
Pressly revealed in the caption that she went to see Janney and the entire cast of "Six Degrees of Separation" on Broadway.
"He was 95 when he died, so I spoke to a man who met Buffalo Bill!" This brings to mind the theory of six degrees of separation, an idea that has been around since 1929, and which spawned a play, film, TV programmes and a Hollywood parlour game involving actor Kevin Bacon, currently advertising the EE phone network.
From experience, the most critical vulnerabilities exist at 3 to 4 degrees of separation from the target.
In 2011, she won the Best Actress Award for her lead role in Antoinette Jadaone's 'Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay' at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival.
Goldberg is teaching Get a Basic Website Up in 7 Weeks at Palm Beach Central High School and his new, fun rock music genealogy course, The Beatles: Six Degrees of Separation at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach (starts Monday, January 25th).
6 DEGREES OF SEPARATION BBC2, 10.00pm Hosted by Professor Brian Cox (below), with the help of Hugh Dennis and Ben Miller, this panel show sees scientists competing to find the connections between six unlikely objects.