Adding a new chapter to the research that cemented the phrase “six degrees of separation” into the language, scientists at Facebook and the University of Milan reported on Monday that the average number of acquaintances separating any two people in the world was not six but 4.74.
All in all, it just made for an interesting celebration in the village, with my son recognizing friends and co-workers from Seattle and California, as we enjoyed the holiday festivities on our little island in the Salish Sea.