Facebook released an article that states that every Facebook user is separated by only 4.74 degrees. Goodbye six degrees.
I’m very pleased to find out Facebook has a datateam and look forward to extradinary things from them. They have all of our info and I hope they do something good with it. The online dating website OKCupid has a blog that uses subscribers data in innovative ways. There is a little too much use of graphs and sex but hey there are no 2 words you’d rather have in the same sentence am I right?
These social sites are gathering free information on all of us. As creative professionals they have the obligation to use the knowledge to not only make money but use it in ways that tell use something new and interesting. This wealth of information has never been gathered before and it can lead to some phenomenal (not for profit) finds.