Monthly Archives: August 2012

The small world problem.

The other night I was watching my favourate TV program: Numb3rs, and Charlie Eppes was talking about the small world problem, which states:

‘The algorithmic small-world hypothesis” states that not
only are pairs of individuals in a large social network connected
by short paths, but that ordinary individuals can
 find these paths.’


You may know of this as ‘The Six Levels of Separation’, i.e. you can link any two people with just, six steps or less.

I thought I would try this out with Me and President Obama, so here goes:

Step 1 – I used to work with a man called Mansell Thomas.

Step 2 – His wife was once introduced to the Queen.

Step 3 – On the 11/5/2010 the Queen met with David Cameron 

Step 4 – On 13/3/2012 David Cameron met with President Obama

Wow, it works, just 4 steps between Me and Obama 😉

Give it a try, I would love to see the results.


Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

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