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RonRules
02-08-2008, 09:47 PM
On Facebook, they ran an experiment to see if people around the world are really connected by each other though a maximum of 6 people.

The author Steve wrote this:
"Using the Six Degrees of Separation theory, I want to see if it's possible to contact every single person on facebook. The theory states that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. (it could be argued that we're all only six degrees from Roger Daltry!)."

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8900080125

He managed to match up 4,000,000 in just a couple of weeks due to the exponential nature of the network effect.

Now, wouldn't be nice to see how many degrees of separation there are (on average) for Ron Paul fans? We could be closer than we think! Remember there are Ron Paul fans worldwide.

We do have meetup groups, but they make it very difficult to contact all 100,000 members.

I think it would be fun to run this same experiment, but just for Ron Paul people on Facebook.

Anybody interested?

RonRules
02-08-2008, 09:48 PM
Here's a paper on the experiment:

http://www.steve-jackson.net/six_degrees/index.html

theczar1776
02-08-2008, 09:49 PM
wow