Saturday, July 24, 2010

Six Degrees is Confusing


Wiki diagram

only six degrees
social networking they say
it is possible 


24 comments:

  1. Very good and very wry, I like it a lot

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  2. Interesting, and the haiku is a nice take on the theme.
    More on the six degrees idea HERE
    (It explains why Pyramid Selling can't make everyone rich!)

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  3. wow..six degree separation..It might be possible. Well now we knew each other(i guess) we are one degree separated :)
    apt topic for confusion!

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  4. Very Interesting subject..

    Confusion is a hot topic..


    yvonne

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  5. I like your confusion about this! Me too.

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  6. Yes I can identify with that! Tis true it's a very strange world and social networking in all formats is pretty confusing!
    Nice one

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  7. I've secretly always wanted to test that theory somehow... great little haiku!

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  8. I always get the urge to prove the six degree theory, but thankfully, always resist it! :)

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  9. Thats true...Even I doubt it sometimes n m happy m not the only one :)
    Nicely scribbled haiku..I Like it!

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  10. Like Watercats, I'd love to test the theory - I'de never heard of it being disproved.

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  11. Very clever! I stared at the graphic for a while, not understanding it in the least. Good choice...

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  12. I'm always intrigued by the Six Degrees theory. I grew up in Oregon...does that mean we might know someone between the two of us?

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  13. concise, clear, coherent. Lovely!

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  14. I think the 6 degrees depends on how you interpret the degrees - do the people have to actually meet? Or is me reading your blog & you knowing someone putting them 1 degree from me? Hmmm... Clever Haiku!

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  15. Food for thought, indeed. I think social networking is a double-edged sword; we meet many and varied people online, but we may forsake the very ones who are closest to us as a result.

    Thanks for your visit and comment. it must have been very hard to watch your mother go through that.

    Kat

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  16. I like the juxtoposition (sp??) of the simple haiku form with the theme of confusion :)

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  17. I love the six degrees theory...just look at blogging... how does a lovely gal in Oregon in the great USA and one in Brissie Australia meet in cyberspace...confusion can be inspirational and lots of fun...xx Katherine

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  18. Wonderful that your little poem has less than six lines!
    Confusion is my natural state! The important thing is to welcome it as normal and not compare myself with some ideal 'person' I doubt exists.

    Read '1,000 unforgettable Senior Moments by Tom Friedman'. You will feel so much better. :-)

    Oh, and if you know a good agent don't keep it a secret! XX

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  19. Everyone seems to know what this theory is, except me. Must go away and read up about it.

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  20. hello, helen :) i just read your comment on my blog and couldn't resist coming by to see what you were up to! when i saw you were from oregon what could i do but follow??? both my hubby and my families live in oregon, most of them in the medford area...and i have a cousin who lives in bend!! i haven't spoken to him in years but i adored him when i was a kid! his name is walt miller and he's affiliated with the u.s. forestry.
    you can bet i'll be back, it did my heart so much good to see your blog today :)

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  21. OK, OK everyone listen up!

    Sheri's comment is proof positive the Six Degrees theory is alive and working. Now I must go find her cousin!

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  22. Neat Haiku, Helen! Now like Pete I'm away to find out what the theory is!
    Poetry and learning and confusion all in three lines!Magnifico!

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