If you’re happy and you know it…

…thank you! CNN reports that a study has been done that shows happiness (and to a lesser degree, sadness) is contagious not only in your immediate social circle, but up to 3 degrees out. Since we’re all no more than 6 degrees from Kevin Bacon, there’s a good chance you’re making him happier, too. They studied real-world social networks, and Facebook, but not (apparently) Twitter or Identi.ca, which I think are both much more powerful social tools than either the real world or sites like Facebook. I suspect, however, that the “microblogging” sites merely speed up the effects, rather than enhance them.

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