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Sociology's Duncan Watts Tests Six Degrees of Separation Theory in Cyberspace

Columbia sociologists Peter Sheridan Dodds, Duncan Watts and their colleagues have published the first results of the Small World Project, which uses the Internet to test the six degrees of separation theory. In this previously recorded video, Watts explains the theory that originated in the 1960s and contends that people are connected through a chain of no more than six people.

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Published: Dec 20, 2001
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004