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Want To Play '4.74 Degrees Of Kevin Bacon?'

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According to research, the average "number of hops" between Facebook users is now 4.74. Translated: That's the average number of steps it would take to connect one Facebook user with a another who uses that social media site.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer, with news for Kevin Bacon. According to a new study on Facebook, six degrees of separation is too much. On the social network, people are connected by an average of 4.7 degrees. Rough translation: The Facebook data team concludes that users from the Siberian Tundra and the Peruvian rainforest are likely connected by a friend of a friend of a BFF. It's MORNING EDITION.

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