Is Four the New Six Between You and Kevin Bacon?
Several news outlets including the Huffington Post, Venture Beat, and the Mirror have recently published articles saying that Facebook has now reduced the legendary “six degrees of separation” theory to a mere four degrees. This means that any two people on Facebook (out of the 721 million users!) can be connected by roughly 4 Facebook friends. Within the same country, this number shrinks even more…to an approximate 3 degrees.
For those of you not familiar with the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game, it plays off of the “six degrees” theory, except connects Kevin Bacon to any other celebrity in Hollywood using as few links as possible. So…on Facebook, it appears you’re closer to Kevin Bacon than ever before!
We saw firsthand the effect the power of social networking with our recent “Like Us” promotion, thanks to our wonderful fans—and hope to keep expanding our Facebook family!
Check out these articles to read more about our ever shrinking social network:
- Has Facebook Reduced the World to 4 Degrees of Separation? The Mirror
- Why You’re Only 4 Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon—On Facebook Venture Beat
- Facebook Shrinks ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ To Just 4.74 The Huffington Post