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Unformatted text preview: o If so, how close to each other are two randomly selected people? Milgram asked about 300 people in Nebraska and Boston to get a package to a single target person in Massachusetts (whom they did not know) through acquaintance chains The package that reached the target did so through an average of five intermediaries (i.e., six steps) 48% of the completed chains passed through one of the same three people (Milgram refers to these as penultimate links and stars-but you could also call them hubs) A recent replication Study conducted in 2003 by researchers at Columbia o Used 18 targets from 13 different countries (e.g., U.S, Estonia, India) o Recruited 60,000 volunteers from 166 countries to initiate email chains to reach targets, starting with a social acquaintance The average number of intermediaries is between 5-7...
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