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D.C.: America’s Most Socially Networked City

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According to The Buzz, here’s another way D.C. is “winning“– we get an “A+” on a report card for the “Most Socially Networked” cities:

When we first decided to crown one town America’s Most Socially Networked City, our money was on Palo Alto…But the title instead goes to Washington D.C., a city where staying connected can get out the vote, and virtual handshakes help shape our nation.

We started by calculating the number of Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita, followed by overall Twitter usage (NetProspex). Then we 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), we had the results…

I know that Twitter was only part of the equation used for determining each city’s score, but since it was, I can’t help but wonder if our city’s racial composition has anything to do with this win. After all, Twitter is disproportionately popular with African-Americans.

Tweet of the Day, 03.02

Not to mention that it’s very easy to cut down a new tree…and get your bike stolen:

Please. Our brand new trees on #HSt are NOT bike racks. That will harm them. We waited too long for this. Got it?
Margaret Holwill

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Local Tweets About NPR and Anacostia

I used Storify, a neat tool which aggregates tweets (or other snippets of social media) and presents them in one tidy package to pull together local reactions to yesterday’s Morning Edition segment on Anacostia. What you see above is a screen shot of the collection. The full, interactive “story” is below the jump:

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