Just finished Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi. I won't bore you with another review (check out Amazon for that... <digression> If you could care less about the book but want to read one of the funniest book reviews ever written, follow this link and read the review titled “This Book Saved My Life“ </digression>). If you're interested in network theory, Linked isn't a bad starter book.

The author spends some time on six degrees of separation, the Kevin Bacon Game, and other social connectivity concepts. In my day job I work on the Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (CRM) team, so these topics are a little more than mildly interesting to me.

Most of the material I was already familiar with, but Barabasi discusses the work of Columbia University professor Dr. Duncan J. Watts and his Small World Project. WAY COOL STUFF... More or less an automated tracking tool for a 6 degrees expirement. When you register, you're given the name and general biographical info of someone to deliver a message to... You're only supposed to forward your message to someone you know that might be able to get the message closer. Sign up and see if you can complete a chain.

My first target is a woman in Singapore... I happen to a friend/work associate there that I forwarded the message on to. She's already forwarded the message again. I'll let you know what happens.

Post your results or any/all cool stories about interconnectedeness (skip any that involve the Kevin Bacon drinking game).