Facebook shaves a couple off the six degrees of separation

NRM: "Facebook has been on a mission to take out previous well known concepts: friendship, privacy, personality, and many more. But what about the six degrees of separation? Well that's incorrect: it's now 4.74 across the globe, meaning we're becoming more a closely connected world.

In a study conducted by the Facebook Data Team, Stanley Milgram's 'small world' experiment is revisited in a social networking sense. Granted, this isn't on a global scale, and shouldn't be taken as so; but as it counts for 721 million active users, with 69 billion friendships, totalling to 10% of the world population, we're willing to listen."

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