Web study: There’s six degrees of separation

My spin: Between Fast Company’s Company of Friends, Ryze, Adventive (i-sales), Frankelbiz and word of mouth, events, etc i personally know much of the online ‘net community OR someone in my six degree network does!

Cnn News Clip: WASHINGTON (AP) — In a Web-connected world, even strangers are only a few electronic clicks away. A study finds that most anyone can reach a distant stranger in an average of six relays by asking friends and acquaintances to message some site seemingly closer to the target.
Researchers at Columbia University set up an experiment in which individuals would try to get a message to a stranger somewhere else in the world through the Internet. Participants knew basic facts about the 18 targets: name, location, profession and some educational background. (full story)