DC: Most Socially Networked City
USA Today rates Washington, DC the “Most Socially Networked City” in the country. The survey ranked the 100 best – and worst – “Twitter Towns,” and the nation’s capital came out on top.
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While some may have thought Seattle – often considered the Internet technology capital – would have earned the top slot, experts conclude that politics played an important role in the ranking. No, Washington didn’t lobby for the title; but, Twitter is being used increasingly as a political tool, for advocacy and in GOTV efforts during election cycles.
Part of the research also included analysis of sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Researchers collected the number of people making use of these social media tools per capita in each state’s most populated cities.