This hypothesis basically states that any 2 people on Earth are connected by no more than six levels of acquaintances.
Remember you have a much larger space of permissible connections though; not just through actors that were in movies together.If you widen the parameters
to include everyone in the world
then I don't believe it holds true
Actually, the Kevin Bacon thing came around way after I first read about the 7 friend connection. We were playing with this idea in the '70s. Kind'a fun, back then I was only 1 friend from the president of the US. (I Boy Scouted with Pres. Fords photographer, who also was married to a TV star.. that made everything easy.Originally posted by Sunfist
Yes, that's the way the original idea was developed. Some people try to extend it to everyone in the world, but I see that as a little rediculous.
I went to high school with Liza Weil, the babysitter in "Stir of Echoes." So thats TWO degrees to Kevin Bacon for me and three for everyone on this board. Think about how simple that is. It doesn't take much at all to connect almost everyone in the world to almost everyone else. The trouble is the few extremely isolated people.Yes, that's the way the original idea was developed. Some people try to extend it to everyone in the world, but I see that as a little rediculous.
That wasn't his best work, was it?Originally posted by steppenwolf
god i hate kevin bacon, ever since seeing footloose infact