Six Degrees of Separation in Online Society

@inproceedings{Zhang2009SixDO,
  title={Six Degrees of Separation in Online Society},
  author={Lei Zhang},
  year={2009}
}
Six degrees of separation is a well-known idea that any two people on this planet can be connected via an average number of six steps. Having succeeded in the real world, the theory even directly or indirectly motivated the invention of online societies. However, no much effort has been paid on checking if the theory really holds for online societies whose connection pattern may not be identical to the real world. This paper tries to give an answer to the question by both mathematical modeling… CONTINUE READING
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