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6 Degrees of Separation - Drift Bottle
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- How close will you connect to a superstar, a scientist, a politicians, or an entrepreneur. Drift Bottle will help you to find out!
The notion, Six Degrees of Separation, was inspired by Dr. Stanley Milgram's experiment. In 1967, Harvard social psychologist, Dr. Stanley Milgram performed an experiment to determine the extent of social networks in the United States. He randomly selected 96 people in the mid-West to send a letter to a stranger located in Boston, MA. The senders were asked to send the letter to an acquaintance who they thought was most likely to connect to the target person through the acquaintance's social network, the acquaintance was asked to do the same, and so on, until the letter was finally delivered to the target recipient. It only took about five to seven intermediaries on average to get each letter delivered. Dr. Milgram published his findings in Psychology Today.
With such small number of participants, Milgram's experiment was hardly conclusive. In 2001, sociologists Duncan Watts and his colleagues at Columbia University conducted a modern version of the experiment to validate the notion using Email. Over 60000 participants from 166 different countries participated the experiment, they tried to connect to one of 18 targets from 13 countries. The targets included a professor at Cornell University, a veterinarian in the Norwegian army and a police officer in Australia. Among the 24,613 e-mail chains that were started, only 384, or fewer than 2 percent, finally reached their targets. Surprisingly, the completed email chain comprised of four people on average, probably because the shorter the chain, the less likely to be broken due to people ignore the email message.
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Three different roles to participate this experiment:
1). Drift Bottle Owner: a person who releases a bottle to a specific target or a volunteer.
To release a drift bottle, you can either provide a target info, such as name, and city, university, company or description which identifies the target, or select a volunteer as your target, then delivery it to your friends who are most likely to connect to the target in a shortest connection path. For example, if you want to find out your connection path to Bill Gates, then you can send the drift bottle the friend who works at Microsoft. If you do not have friends working at Microsoft, then sending the drift bottle to friends working at IT industry is more likely to connect to Bill Gates in a shortest connection path than sending to friends working at chemical industry.
2). Actor/Actress: people who receive drift bottles from their friends and then pass the drift bottles to their friends who did not receive the drift bottles.
When you receive a drift bottle, please pass it to one or more of your friends who are most likely to connect to the target in a shortest path.
3). Volunteer: people who are willing to be the target of a drift bottle. Once a person becomes a volunteer, he/she will be listed at the volunteer list, people can select a volunteer from the list as drift bottle's target.
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There are three different cases to confirm as the target of a drift bottle:
1). If the target is a volunteer, it will automatically be confirmed and the connection path will be placed into the profiles of drift bottle owner and volunteer.
2). If you are the target, please confirm you are the target by clicking on the "I am the target" button. If you are a friend of the target, you can confirm you are a friend of the target and pass the drift bottle to him/her.
3). If you are a friend of the target, but your friend is not a member of Bebo, you can confirm you are a friend of the target by selecting "I am a friend of the target but he/she is not a Bebo member".
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