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> Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow is more important than Francis Bacon.

Actually, our Wikipedia-based ranking puts Francis Bacon as the 86th most
historically significant person, while Gwyneth Paltrow weighs in at only
5,194.   Wikipedia gets this ranking right if you interpet the data
properly.

This is the subject of our forthcoming book "Who's Bigger?: Where
Historical Figures Really Rank", soon to be published by Cambridge
University Press.   For details check out our webpage at www.whoisbigger.com

Steven Skiena
Dept. of Computer Science
Stony Brook University


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From: John T. Maloney <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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HI  Recall, these authoritative***** social graph*references are from*****
Wikipedia*.

Note that Wikipedia has* 11,454 words* for its comprehensive, encyclopedic
entry for the May 2013 sequel *****Iron Man****** 3*.

The same comprehensive online reference coversthe entirety of***** 16******
th****** Century Philosophy* in* 162 words*.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th-century_philosophy*<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th-century_philosophy>

Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow is more important than Francis Bacon.

Another big WTF? You bet.

-j

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Hi - Good to know.

Remember, too, Facebook invented the social graph.

Social graph* "...was popularized at the Facebook f8 conference on May 24,
2007, when it was used to explain that the Facebook Platform, which was
introduced at the same time, would benefit from the social graph by taking
advantage of the relationships between individuals*." -*Wikipedia*

Gee-whiz! I didn't know that.

Of course* you* should all know --

*"One of the earliest known forms of the social graph was created in 2002
by Harvard student Philippe Bouzaglou in a paper published on the Harvard
Department of Economics website."* -*Wikipedia***

G-o-l-l-y*, Sur-prise, sur-prise, sur-prise!* Its fun learning something
new every day.

Lets be sure to give credit where credit is due. These deserve the double
WTF-WTF.

-j

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