After taking every user's Facebook friends list and crunching the numbers, researchers say a more accurate number would be around three and a half degrees.
Pick any person on Facebook, and you are somehow connected to him or her through less than four people.
"Imagine a person with 100 friends," the blog post read. "If each of his friends also has 100 friends, then the number of friends-of-friends will be 10,000. If each of those friends-of-friends also has 100 friends then the number of friends-of-friends-of-friends will be 1,000,000."
The number of connected people grows rapidly the more degrees away you are. And most Facebook users have more than 100 friends, so even that example is a modest one.
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