This is some pretty impressive news. I first learned about Twitter back in 2008 while taking a Social Media Marketing class from some real guru’s on the West Coast. I remember searching Twitter for people in Atlanta, and the most I could find was about 300 people. I told the instructors of my class that I was not sure what Twitter was, but it was NOT Atlanta.
Fast Forward to 2011, and let me eat my words! Yep.
Men’s Health Magazine did a little research, and here is Atlanta, the Second Most Socially Networked American City! Amazing! They first started by calculating the number of Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita. Then they looked at overall Twitter usage (NetProspex). This was followed by traffic at major sites like Myspace, (really?) Friendster, Reddit, and Digg (analyzed by ad network Chitika). Lastly, a look at the percentage of households that check chat rooms and blogs (SimplyMap), and the results were complete!
Tonight’s Top Ten Most socially networked Cities Are —-
- Washington, DC A+
- Atlanta, GA A+
- Denver, CO A+
- Minneapolis, MN A+
- Seattle, WA A+
- San Francisco, CA A
- Orlando, FL A
- Austin, TX A
- Boston, MA A
- Salt Lake City, UT A-
So I also had to wonder about my home state of Montana. After all, it’s pretty wide open space out there in Big Sky Country. Well, Billings, the largest city did come in at 91. Whoops. But at least it was not El Paso, Texas that rounded out the top 100.
Here’s the full story at Men’s Health Magazine.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go Tweet about Atlanta, The Second Most Socially Networked American City! After all, I am part of that network!