標題: We are so close, less than 4 degrees separating you and me!
作者: Daraghmi, Eman Yasser
Yuan, Shyan-Ming
資訊工程學系
Department of Computer Science
關鍵字: Six degrees of separation theory;Small world experiment;Facebook;Graph database;Special-rare features;We are so close
公開日期: 1-一月-2014
摘要: Nowadays, the glory of social networking sites is unprecedented. Thus, we are so close; the world is even smaller than you thought; a friend of your friend probably knows a friend of others friend; Facebook shrunk the gap between us. The six degrees of separation theory proposed in 1967 stated that we are all just six degrees of separation apart. This paper addresses the research problem of identifying the degree of separation from a different viewpoint by considering not only the degree of separation between two normal-persons or famous-persons, but also between two persons with very rare-special features. We re-evaluate and extend the six degrees of separation theory by using a real social searching Facebook tool "We R So Close". Experiments were performed on Facebook platform; and the graph database was used to store the collected data. Results add a new phase to the research that cemented the phrase "six degrees of separation", it reported that the average number of acquaintances separating any two people no matter who they are even with rare-special features, i.e. those who work in rare jobs, is not six but 3.9. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2013.09.014
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/23669
ISSN: 0747-5632
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.09.014
期刊: COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Volume: 30
Issue: 
起始頁: 273
結束頁: 285
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