How Close Is A Stranger To You?

Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Sunday, August 03, 2008

Have you always wondered why chain mail can fly so quickly across the web? I'll tell you how. A new study conducted by Microsoft Researchers may have proven that there is, at most, six degrees of separation between any two strangers on earth. This means that you may know somebody who you have never seen before through six people or even less. The study was conducted by analysing conversations between people who used instant messaging services. A similar research was carried out by Colombia University, this time with chain mail, though not as effective as that of Microsoft, It was impressive none the less. It's really a very small world.