OK, it’s time to play six degrees of Twitter-ation

Sure it sounds crazy — but it just … might … work …

Sure it sounds crazy — but it just … might … work …

I haven’t been tweeting long, and I have only 40 followers.

No big whoop. But I was curious about just how many people could be reached by a writer or communicator or company with a small, immediate following that is, how quickly could a tweet-gone-viral fan out among the Twitterati.

Based on a particular calculus, I have a powerful reach theoretically, anyway.

I am within three re-tweets of having my original, unparalleled, 140-character brilliance reach millions. And if that tweet links to a URL the one bearing this story, for example – who knows where the limit lies?

As in Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, the game in which people link actors (through common film appearances) to the ubiquitous movie star, I have three degrees of separation from mega-tweeter Ashton Kutcher the wellspring of Twitter. It took some doing, though, to determine the proper path of connections.

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