It's a small world

  title={It's a small world},
  author={J. J. Collins and Carson C. Chow},
The concept of Six Degrees of Separation has been formalized in so-called ‘small-world networks’. The principles involved could be of use in settings as diverse as improving networks of cellular phones and understanding the spread of infections. 

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