Dallas Builds Social Relevance

City ranks 16th of top 100 social networking towns

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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)

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    by Bruce Felps

    Dallas’ social media scene is all a'twitter over a recent national ranking.

    Men’s Health magazine earlier this week published its national rankings of the top 100 U.S. cities and their residents’ use of social media. Twitter, of course, weighed in heavily to the equation as did respective numbers of Facebook and LinkedIn users; binary traffic flowing on Myspace — is that still a thing? — Friendster, Reddit, and Digg; and visits to chat rooms.

    The magazine did not reveal what kinds of chat rooms it checked.

    Anyway, Dallas earned a solid B+ on the social networking exam, earning its rank as the 16th most active in the United States. Fort Worth, by way of comparison, received a disappointing D at No. 81, so it’s no TV for you this weekend, Cowtown. Houston got a C+ ranking at 48, but who cares?

    El Paso brought up the national social networking rear at No. 100, so, hmm, apparently drug runners keep their networking on the down low.

    So, which city topped the poll? Get yourself socially connected and find out. While you're at it maybe you can find out what this all means to men's health.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He is not now nor has he ever been a member of the Twitter Party.