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Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
Filmm315 presentation
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  • 1. Influence of Social Networking on the Six Degrees of Separation
    By Nicholas Kwan
    Image by lukezhang
  • 2. The term “six degrees of separation” was coined in the late 1960s from a Stanley Milgram experiment
    Source:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18417083
    Image by tikaro
  • 3. Milgram gave 300 letters to people asking them to a particular target by mailing the letter to a friend closer to the target
    Image by bettybl
  • 4. Milgram found that the average chain of people it took to deliver the letter was only 6 people
    Image by ak23
  • 5. In 2006, Microsoft tried to prove this theory and studied over 30 billion electronic conversations over MSN messenger
    Image by indircom
    Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/aug/03/internet.email
  • 6. By looking at roughly HALF the world’s instant-messaging network only, it was concluded that any two strangers are distanced (on average) by 6.6 degrees
    Image by roebedo
  • 7. HOWEVER…..the people we would send mail or the people we would instantly message is VERY SMALL compared to…..
    Image by bassie
  • 8. …Our Facebook friends
  • 9. can help reduce the number of degrees it takes for 2 strangers to be connected
    Image by facebook.com
  • 10. Many of us today have a lot more social media friends than “real” friends
    Image from twitter.com
  • 11. The average user has 130 Facebook friends
    but most of us know at least 1 person with over 1000 friends
    Source: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
  • 12. Social media friends today have become one time acquaintances or people we don’t talk to anymore
    Image by tychay
  • 13. Facebook even helps with this process by suggesting people you may know
  • 14. Facebook created an application to calculated the degree of separation between people
    Image by Mehfuz
  • 15. The average separation between people was 5.73 degrees – nearly a full person lower than Microsoft’s experiment
    Image by em’ila
  • 16. This number is despite the fact that only 5.8 million people used the app which excludes nearly 6 billion people in the world
  • 17. In 2008, O2 performed a study that revealed the “average person is connected by just 3 degrees within a shared ‘interest’ or social group instead of 6”-Don Reisinger
    Source: http://techcrunch.com/2008/09/03/six-degrees-of-separation-is-now-three/
  • 18. With the growing use of social networking, links between strangers are much closer today than in the 1960s
    image by natalialove
  • 19. We see a gradual decline in degrees from the 1960s to the present day
    Image by lau-rain
  • 20. Who knows what the future will hold but I’m sure it will bring us closer together
    Image by luzzu
  • 21. Credits
    All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement and sourced from flickr

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