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Degrees Separation

  1. The Challenge of Enterprise Link-Building in a Content Marketing World

    As illustrated by the six degrees of separation from actor Kevin Bacon phenomenon, you never know who your friend's friends are. It's been pretty clear to most SEO professionals for a long time, even before we knew what a Google Penguin was, that...

  2. Is Google Sucking the Life Out of Your Identity? Are They Alone?

    The Six Degrees of Separation is very real - I've seen it proven time after time. I imagine there must be some obscure cases in which more than six levels of separation apply, but it would almost certainly require that at least one party be a...

  3. Yahoo Study Seeks Algorithmic Answer to ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

    Yahoo’s Small World Experiment, led by Duncan Watts and Sharad Goel, Principal and Senior Research Scientists at Yahoo (respectively), aims to conclusively answer the question of degrees of separation.

  4. Second Life Teen Grid Merger: The Kids Are All Right... But The Minders Are A Problem

    As much as this separation solved some problems, it created others and further was very expensive to maintain. But the merge was going to happen either way and everyone accepted the inevitable, with varying degrees of grumbling.

  5. Who Is Duncan Watts and Why Is Everything Obvious ... Once You Know the Answer?

    NewsBytes asked Watts to discuss the six degrees of separation and the science of paying celebrities big bucks to tweet. He is also the author of Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks between Order and Randomness as well as Six Degrees: The...

  6. SEO Basics: Effective Iterative Keyword Research

    Truly enterprise level keyword researchers will take the time to understand these behaviors in order to find other sites and keywords that may be relevant by one or two degrees of separation. It's really that simple -- you can't overestimate the...

  7. New Search Patent Filings: August 29, 2006 - Yahoo looks at Interactive TV and VOIP

    Using a graphical representation of the social network, the user can (among other things) provide or read testimonials about the contacts therein; access the profile pages for the contacts; provide or read "ratings" for the contacts; be provided...

  8. A Visual Search Engine for Music

    Much to my surprise, Musicplasma says that Neil Young is vastly more popular then Beethoven, and the two are connected by only two degrees of separation, through Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman. Want to find music similar to what you already enjoy?