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Sorry Kevin Bacon, we're separated by 3.5 degrees

On Facebook #FriendsDay, the social network says we're all connected by 3.5 people -- not six. Meanwhile, Amazon Echo plays Spotify songs and Google takes self-driving cars to new destinations.

On this Friends Day, let us not forget: Only four of your Facebook friends really care about you.

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In this CNET Update, join us in feeling awkward about Facebook's made-up holiday, and learn why Facebook says we're more connected than we ever thought. But how many of our friends really matter? An Oxford University study says even someone with hundreds of Facebook friends only has a handful that would care to help in a crisis.

Since we have no real friends, might as well keep talking to our gadgets. The Amazon Echo now streams Spotify and can order you a pizza. And somehow I find a way to make a story about Google self-driving cars remind you that we're all alone in the world.

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Sorry Kevin Bacon, we're seperated by 3.5 degrees