Men's Health magazine decided to crown one town "America's Most Socially Networked City" in the United States, and the editors thought it would be Palo Alto, Calif. Well, it turns out that Washington D.C. — a city where staying connected can get out the vote, and virtual handshakes help shape our nation — has won the title. How did the magazine make this determination?
Men's Health started by calculating the number of Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita, followed by overall Twitter usage (NetProspex). Then it looked at traffic generated by the major social networks, including Myspace, Friendster, Reddit and Digg (analyzed by ad network Chitika). Finally, after factoring in the percentage of households that check out chat rooms and blogs (SimplyMap), it had the results, which put Chocolate City on top. The top five "Twitter Cities" were:
1. Washington D.C.
The least socially networked cities included:
1. Billings, Mont.
2. Fort Wayne, Ind.
3. Bridgeport, Conn.
5. Fresno, Calif.
Find out more about the best and worst "Twitter Cities" in the U.S. at Men's Health.