Contact Us

Everyone on Facebook is Seperated by 4.74 Degrees, Study Says


We’ve all heard the term “six degrees of separation.” Basically, it’s the idea that everyone in the world is separated by at least 6 acquaintances. (For example, your brother’s wife’s boss’s mechanic’s sister’s hairdresser went to school with your mom, or something like that.) But since Facebook came around, the distance between two people became even shorter than that.

According to a joint study by Facebook and the University of Milan, the degree of separation between any two Facebook users in the world is actually 4.74 degrees. The number was determined by calculating the average distance between any two of Facebook’s 800 million users. (that’s nearly one-tenth of the world’s total population) The study also found that in the United States, the degree of separation was even lower: 4.37.

It’s kind of a cool thought, isn’t it? No matter where a person is in the world, a friend of your friend probably knows a friend of their friend. It’s nice to think that a world full of 7 billion people just got a little bit smaller.

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.