***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** The ABC TV network just announced that one of its new shows this fall will be titled "Six Degrees". From ABC's press release: Who will you touch? Who will touch you? They say that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person through a chain of six people, which means that no one is a stranger... for long. In this hour-long drama from the producers of "Lost" and "Alias," six very different New Yorkers go about their lives without realizing the impact they're having on one another - yet. A mysterious web of coincidences will gradually draw these strangers closer, changing the course of their lives forever. Is it happenstance? Fate? Is there a greater force at work in our world, guiding us along and connecting our lives? This intriguing tale of intertwined destinies reminds us that romance, success, peace or forgiveness might be right around the corner, but they can also be lost in an instant. It's a story that underlines just how small the world really is, and how someone just five people away might be shaping our future right now. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/devwatch.aspx?id=six_degrees Also, while I was looking for the above link I found another show by the same name, apparently airing now on various cable channels: Lonely Planet Six Degrees is a new flagship series produced by Lonely Planet. Playful, sassy, streetsmart and unexpected, Lonely Planet Six Degrees connects its viewers to what makes each city special – the people that live in it. Lonely Planet Six Degrees explores the world’s coolest cities by connecting with the people who live in them. By emphasising the human dimension of travel, Lonely Planet Six Degrees moves beyond sightseeing and offers the surest way of being whisked off your feet and fast-tracked to the heart of the city. Avoiding the well-known tourist attractions, each Lonely Planet Six Degrees journey begins with a traveller arriving in a new city with just a single point of contact. From this initial encounter a chain of connectivity is forged across the city as one person leads to another and another another. Meeting six strangers in sixty minutes, our travellers experience the city through the eyes of some of its most colourful and clued-in residents, proving that it's the people, the lives they lead, and the stories they tell that give a city its soul, rather than just the bricks and mortar. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/lptv/index.cfm Tim ----- proveryay, na doveryay _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.