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Facebook puts six degree of separation theory to the test

Facebook puts six degree of separation theory to the test



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Group Info Name: Six Degrees of SeparationType: Common Interest - FriendsDescription: **Do NOT join this group unless you have read rules and meet therequirements**To invite friends, click the "invite people to join" tab to the right of thescreen and check the boxes next to your friends names. Make sure they are actuallyyour friends.The small world phenomenon (also known as the small world effect) is thehypothesis that everyone in the world can be reached through a short chain ofsocial acquaintances. The concept gave rise to the famous phrase six degrees ofseparation after a 1967 small world experiment by social psychologist StanleyMilgram which suggested that two random US citizens were connected on average by achain of six acquaintances. That is, a friend of a friend of a friend of a friendof a friend knows the president of the United States, or the Queen of theNetherlands, or the president of France or Osama and so on…However, after more than forty years its status as a description of heterogeneoussocial networks (such as the aforementioned "everyone in the world") still remainsan open question. Little research has been done in this area since the publicationof the original paper.VERY IMPORTANT: You cannot request to join this group! Please do not request tojoin this group...you can ONLY join by being invited and accepting the invitation.If this theory is to be confirmed, you will eventually be invited by one of yourfriends. If you have a friend who has joined this group, then you may join.Facebook doesn't let me block everyone from joining while enabling those who jointo invite friends therefore this group must be open. So, PLEASE DO NOT join unlessyou are friends with any of the members of this group. Members, please do notforget to invite some of you friends.THIS IS HOW THIS WORKS: It is somewhat unclear if it is possible to demonstratethe theory of “six degrees of separation" using a facebook group because we cannotdifferentiate the tangible “degrees"… However, the small world effect/ phenomenoncan still be demonstrated. If I invite all of my friends to join and they invitetheirs to join and so on, then through such acquaintances, it seems that we willbe able to reach the whole world (world in this case being the facebook communityONLY THROUGH FRIENDS) (also, this is different than groups like "the largestfacebook group ever" because such groups do not show that everyone in the groupare a friend of a friend of a friend...etc).However, this group demonstrates that we are all a friend of a friend (...and soon) and that we are acquainted with one another through friends possibly by meansof the “Six Degrees of Separation" theory. Meaning that eventually everyone inthis group has a connection through a friend of a friend of a friend of a friendof a friend to me.I encourage those who are interested to contemplate the idea of the “Six Degreesof Separation" on the discussion boards and whether you find it plausible or not.It seems that while this group cannot prove or disprove the theory of the “SixDegrees of Separation", it may however demonstrate that the whole world canpossibly be reached through a short chain of acquaintances. It will be interestingto see how this works out. Feel free to use the wall to tell of personalexperiences and interesting connections.===========
So I thought it'd be fun to have a thought of the day section, so here it is...Thought of the Day: Ever wonder why gossip spreads so fast? Watch what you say,guard your tongue from Lashon Hara.My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those affected by themassacre at Virginia Tech. Dr. Liviu Lebrescu is a holocaust survivor and hero whorisked his life to save the lives of his students. Read his story here:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2305652350Contact Info Email: RyanDosetareh@gmail.comWebsite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_world_phenomenonRecent NewsTry connecting yourself with others on the Discussion boards, it's fun.When this group reaches 300,000 I will randomly select 6 people (these peoplebeing the 6 that show up under the members section of this page) and I will try tolink those six subjects to me to test out the theory. The average of the Degreesof Separation should not be more than 6.OK, here it is:RYAN DOSETAREH1. Adam Klien2. Jeremy Adler3. Josh Twersky4. Rachel SaksLAUREL CONDONRYAN DOSETAREH1.Brandon White2. Christina Carmen Chiknas3. Sarah Steiner4. Jennifer Forsthoefel5. Pippa Simmons6. Jake ArmstrongCAELEIGH BROHMRYAN DOSETAREH1.Ben Perlow2.Lauren Bowles3.Brett Clark's4.Kendrick Brinson5.Annie Agnone6.Katie MercerAMANDA FORTIERRYAN DOSETAREH1. Aaron Wersing2. Michelle Ahoobim3. Jordan Gimelstein4. Faye Elizabeth MaimanCAITLIN PRINCERYAN DOSETAREH1. Darren Tobin2. Robin Goodman3. Lauren Kuncewitch

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