Facebook is making the world smaller through social networking!
There has been a recent study now showing that the 6 degrees of separation has shrunk to only 4.
“A theory stemming from an experiment by social psychologist Stanley Milgram in the 1960’s claims every living person is connected to any other through only six friends. According to a recent study,Facebook reduces the six degrees of separation to only four, meaning the world’s largest social network makes the world even smaller (figuratively).
The study, a joint effort by Facebook and Università degli Studi di Milano, shows that the number of “hops” separating any two persons on Facebook is in fact smaller than six. According to the study, “99.6% of all pairs of users are connected by paths with 5 degrees (6 hops), 92% are connected by only four degrees (5 hops),” with the average “distance” between users getting smaller over time.”