Six Degrees of Separation

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Six degrees of separation is a theory that everyone is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any person in the world, so that a chain of a friend of a friend statements can connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes KarTeamwork Illustrationinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare. Theories on optimal design of cities, city traffic flows  and demographics were a trend after WWI. This concept was expanded in 1929 by Karinthy who published a volume of stories titled Everything is Different. One of the stories was “Chains,” or “Chain-Links.” The story investigated many of the problems that would captivate generations of mathematicians, sociologists, and physicists within the field of network theory.Karinthy’s characters believed that any two individuals could be connected through at most five acquaintances. In his story, the characters create a game out of…

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