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Create Your Own Website, Fourth Edition by Scott Mitchell

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Chapter 8Hanging Out and Making Friends at MySpace

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In the 1960s, psychologist Stanley Milgram hypothesized that while there may be billions of people, everyone on Earth can be connected through a relatively short series of social acquaintances. Surprisingly, his experiments found that people in the United States are connected, on average, by just six degrees of separation. In other words, although I have never met Angelina Jolie, perhaps I know someone who has a friend who is a coworker of someone who’s a relative of Angelina’s hair stylist! This collection of acquaintances—your friends, your friends’ friends, their friends, and so on—makes up ...

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