Small World Problem

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Small-world Experiment - Historical Context of The Small-world Problem
... reference to the concept of six degrees of separation, and the search for an answer to the small world problem ... up the challenge on his return from Paris, leading to the experiments reported in "The Small World Problem" in May 1967 (charter) issue of the popular ... when a number of independent threads were converging on the idea that the world is becoming increasingly interconnected ...

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