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Six degrees of e-mail

Post 1

Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

A recent study tried to figure out how many intermediate people it would take to send an e-mail from a person A to some other person B, under the condition that each person in the chain would send the initial mail to somebody they knew by their first name.

The result turned out to be this: six 'hops' and the e-mail would be 'there'. Doing some maths (taking the 6th root of an estimated 6,000,000,000 people on this planet, and rounding to the next lower integer), this means that on average, everybody has got...


... the unsurprising number of ...


people in their e-mail address book smiley - smiley

Six degrees of e-mail

Post 2


Well strike me pink smiley - smiley

Six degrees of e-mail

Post 3

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Dang it, I'm four short smiley - flustered But there are probably a few I haven't yet entered, so it could be smiley - tongueout

Six degrees of e-mail

Post 4

Zarquon's Singing Fish!

Ah, but if you had four more in yours, someone else might have to have four less in theirs! I'm willing to purge my address book of redundant addresses, if you like! smiley - laughsmiley - silly

smiley - fishsmiley - musicalnote

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