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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/10/2011

D.C. is America's top 'Twitter Town'

By Katie Rogers

dome.JPG You can't see it, but all of these people are tweeting. Probably. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Living in a big city means high school-style superlatives never really fade away. This is especially true in Washington, where we've been crowned Most Educated, Most in Shape and, most recently, Most Obsessed With Social Networking.

The latest and perhaps most curious honor comes from an unscientific survey in Men's Health Magazine, which named the District America's Most Socially Networked City.

How did D.C. earn that 'A+' rating? Just tally up our ridiculously high number of registered Facebook and LinkedIn users, then throw in an obscenely high number of tweets. And don't forget the frequency of Digg posts, minutes spent in chat rooms, MySpace profiles, Reddit votes and Friendster -- Friendster? -- requests.

Our tendency (or compulsion) to stay connected is rivaled only by two other American cities, Atlanta and Denver. Clinching the failing grade is El Paso, Texas, a city that all of the sudden seems sublimely peaceful.

What should D.C.'s next title be?

According to census data, we're already among the smartest people in the nation, and the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) American Fitness Index indicated that we're also some of the fittest. And, last week, Forbes placed us at No. 5 on their annual America's Most Wired Cities list.

Me, I'd settle for Best Hassle-Free Public Transportation, Cheapest Rent or Best Chicago Hot Dog Outside of Chicago. A girl can dream. What would you pick?

By Katie Rogers  | March 10, 2011; 11:01 AM ET
Categories:  Lunch Room Chatter  
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I want us to become the best city to day-drink outside. Preferably before April 1.

Posted by: acatalino | March 10, 2011 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Not surprised. This town is chock full of self important folks who think that people actually care what they do on a minute by minute basis. So sad....

Posted by: Bailey310 | March 10, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Top city for the most broken escalators, ever

Top city for not being able to find a parking space

Posted by: arlingtonian6 | March 10, 2011 10:01 PM | Report abuse

People need to spend time with their families and stay off the computer an cell phones. This 21st Century items will help to destroy mankind.

Posted by: RockCreekPark | March 10, 2011 10:21 PM | Report abuse

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