I was amused to see myself cited with regards to the naming of the third mobile phone network – 2degrees.
I wrote an article a couple of years ago, I think for the Dominion Post, where I said that NZ is such a small compact connected country we have only two degrees of separation between us – not the usual six.
My observation is quoted by 2degrees in their press release yesterday.
New Zealand is said to be a nirvana for social network researchers (Prof. Rob Allen – Auckland University of Technology) with anecdotal findings suggesting that we are actually much more closely connected with as little as two degrees of separation (David Farrar – Internet Commentator).
Sadly my contribution to their name doesn’t gain me a profit share. But I do welcome theur impending launch in August – more competition is a good thing.