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Twitter Towns USA



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    LONDON - JULY 02: In this photo illustration the Twitter website is displayed on a mobile phone on July 2, 2009 in London. The social network site, started in 2006 in California as a sideline project, has grown into a global brand becoming one of the fastest growing phenomenas of the Internet. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

    The San Francisco Bay Area didn’t make it into the top 5 most socially networked cities in America, according to Men's Health.

    We ranked No. 6 after the likes of our nation's capitol, the home of the Braves and coffee-loving Seattle.  You might be surprised the area that's home to top social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, not to mention Apple and Google, wouldn't come in at the top of the heap.

    The magazine's math looks good. The study "Twitter Towns, USA" calculated the number of Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita, followed by overall Twitter usage and then compared traffic generated by the major social networks. They then factored in the percentage of households that check out chat rooms and blogs.

    The study also gave grades.  We scored an A.

    Here are the top 10 most socially networked cities.

    1. Washington, DC  
    2. Atlanta, GA    
    3. Denver, CO    
    4. Minneapolis, MN   
    5. Seattle, WA   
    6. San Francisco, CA   
    7. Orlando, FL   
    8. Austin, TX   
    9. Boston, MA
    10. Salt Lake City, UT

    The least social networked is also interesting.

         96. Bakersfield, CA    F

         97. Lubbock, TX    F

         98. Stockton, CA    F

         99. Laredo, TX    F

        100. El Paso, TX    F