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'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' Game Provides Clue to Efficiency of Complex Networks
November 17, 2008
As the global population continues to grow exponentially, our social connections to one another remain relatively small, as if we're all protagonists in the Kevin Bacon game inspired by "Six Degrees of Separation," a Broadway play and Hollywood feature that were popular in the 1990s.
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