D.C. Elected Country’s ‘Most Socially Networked City’
The nation’s capital is also the capital of social media use, according to a new list from Men’s Health magazine.
Washington, D.C., won the magazine’s first-ever title as “America's Most Socially Networked City.” Men’s Health described D.C. as a “city where staying connected can get out the vote, and virtual handshakes help shape our nation.”
“There are a lot of ambitious and driven people in D.C. who are trying to meet people they can trust,” John Brougher, a business development executive with Salsa Labs in Washington, told TheStreet.com. “People are always using social media to network.”
D.C. was followed by Atlanta at No. 2, Denver at No. 3, Minneapolis at No. 4 and Seattle at No. 5. All of those cities earned an A+. Rounding out the top 10 were, in descending order, San Francisco, Orlando, Austin, Boston and Salt Lake City.
Some of those cities also appeared in a 2010 report from NetProspex that ranked the U.S. cities with the most socially networked businesspeople.
First on the NetProspex list was San Francisco, followed by San Jose, New York, Austin, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Atlanta.
Men’s Health came up with its list by calculating the number of Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita in the country’s 100 biggest cities; overall Twitter use; traffic generated by major social networks, including Myspace, Friendster, Reddit and Digg; and the number of households that check out chat rooms and blogs.
At the bottom of the list was El Paso, Texas, which received an F from Men’s Health. Also getting an F were Laredo, Texas (99); Stockton, Calif. (98); Lubbock, Texas (97); Bakersfield, Calif. (96); and Fresno, Calif. (95).
Next in the bottom 10 were:
• No. 94 – Detroit.
• No. 93 – Bridgeport, Conn.
• No. 92 – Fort Wayne, Ind.
• No. 91 – Billings, Mont.