Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

By Deane Barker on January 18, 2007

Bacon turns ‘Six Degrees’ into a game of giving: A old meme turns into a really nice idea.

A year ago, [Bacon] bought the domain name SixDegrees.org. And on Friday, the actor will be at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to launch SixDegrees.org, an online charitable-giving site that is inspired by his namesake game and driven by today’s obsession with celebrities.

A roster of A-listers, including Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Tyra Banks, Jessica Simpson and Kanye West, have signed on to be included in the online network, where users can find out about a favorite celeb’s charitable work and make online donations to that cause. Users can collect celebrity “badges” and attach the interactive icon to their outgoing e-mail, Web page or blog, thus creating the connections with potential to grow exponentially.

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