I was wondering how I could use Facebook to test the six degrees of separation theory. Do I just pick someone I know or someone famous?
I don't fully get how it works as wouldn't I just search their name or does it mean their needs to be a link between us. e.g. Searching for Brad Pitt. Do I need to be friends with someone who is then friends with someone who is friends with Brad Pitt?
I'm just a bit confused on how it all should work.
How do you use Facebook to test the six degrees of separation theory?
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- 27-09-2016 11:10
- 27-09-2016 12:14
The way it works is that in the world (not facebook necessarily) any two people could each hold hands with a friend who in turn would do the same thing and there would be a route by which with 6 hand holdings in total, the two people would form a link.
Since Facebook swamps you with invitations to "friend" people who you do not know, I suspect the Facebook degree of separation may be less.
However you would not have access (unless you are an advanced facebook developer who worked for facebook) to test this yourself.