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The Entire Internet Is Connected by 19 Clicks

Have you ever played that game where you try to connect actor Kevin Bacon to another actor in six movies or less? Well, according to a new study, the Internet works just like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The research, from Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási, claims that any webpage on the Internet can be accessed within 19 clicks or less. Barabási’s methodology doesn’t involve just clicking around on web pages, either—he created a computer-simulated model of the web and used this structure to look at just how interconnected the Internet really is. The study’s other notable finding is that the Internet consists of more than 14 billion individual pages. Unsurprisingly, an estimated 13.5 billion of those pages have something to do with cats …

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