You know the 6 degrees of separation rule.
It is even smaller online. In New Zealand apparently it’s 2 degrees of separation to everyone. If two people are on Twitter or LinkedIn I would guess most people would be 2 maybe 3 degrees of separation (especially for larger networks).
I would like a quick app, I could load up my Twitter + LinkedIn (Facebook for others) and it analyses my networks and theirs (first level only).
Then all i do is enter a name, it searches those, and lets me know who I know someone through.
It would be fantastic! At a conference I could put someones name in see if I know someone they do, instant conversation starter. Someone pitching to me, same deal.
The world is all about relationships, someone please build this. Give me this app now!
It would make social interactions such a breeze.