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A Mere Six Degrees of Separation: Social Networks, Kevin Bacon, and the Small World Experiment Beatriz Scaglia

A Mere Six Degrees of Separation: Social Networks, Kevin Bacon, and the Small World Experiment

Beatriz Scaglia

Published January 27th 2011
ISBN : 9781241000394
Paperback
120 pages
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Popularized by the game involving six degrees of Kevin Bacon, in which an given person can be traced back to having contact with Kevin Bacon within six steps, the six degrees of separation as a theory posits that every person on earth can beMorePopularized by the game involving six degrees of Kevin Bacon, in which an given person can be traced back to having contact with Kevin Bacon within six steps, the six degrees of separation as a theory posits that every person on earth can be connected via a chain of social networks and friendship.This book examines the theories behind the six degrees of separation, plus the phenomenon of the Kevin Bacon game, plus more.Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.