Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Six Degrees of Separation Bogus?

BBC NEWS | Programmes | More Or Less | Connecting with people in six steps:

Judith Kleinfeld, a professor psychology at Alaska Fairbanks University, went back to Milgram's original research notes and found something surprising.

It turned out, she told us, that 95% of the letters sent out had failed to reach the target.

Not only did they fail to get there in six steps, they failed to get there at all.

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