Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Proved by Microsoft

4 08 2008

Brand: Microsoft

As a fan of the Kevin Bacon gameI had to put this in here today.  For the uninitiated, the game revolves around connecting any Hollywood actor to Kev in as few moves as possible.  The game is based around the ‘six degrees of separation’ theory developed by Stanley Milgram.

E.g . I once met Lee Evans –> in There’s Something About Mary with Matt Dillon –> in Wild Things with… The Bacon.  I have a Bacon number of 3.

So well done to Microsoft’s US team for proving the theory via a study of 30 billion IM conversations. Page 31 of the Mail today.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1041077/Microsoft-proves-ARE-just-degrees-separation-world.html

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4 08 2008
Emily

Nice piece of PR… until you start to freak out about the fact that Microsoft is studying your friends list and comparing it with other people’s purely for the purposes of PR. Don’t like it. Don’t like it at all.

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