Magazine: Manchester needs improvement in social networking

A recent Men’s Health magazine article ranked the 100 most socially networked cities in the country. Manchester — the only New Hampshire city on the list — could have done a lot worse, but it could have done better, according to the researchers . The Queen City placed 56th, with a grade of C. Cities such as Birmingham, Ala., Fargo, N.D., and Milwaukee, Wis., all beat out Manchester.Neighbors Boston, at ninth with an A grade, and Burlington, Vt., ranked 13th, with an A-, were ranked the highest in New England. Portland, Maine, place 17th, with B grade.Men’s Health researchers looked at the number of Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita, followed by overall Twitter usage as well as the amount of traffic generated by major social networks such as Digg and Reddit and a number of other metrics to come up with their rankings.Surprisingly, cities near California’s Silicon Valley were not at the top of the list – Washington, D.C., was ranked the most socially networked city in the country, with an A+ for usage.San Francisco placed sixth.El Paso, Texas, had the lowest ranking at 100, with a grade of F.To see the entire list, visit — CINDY KIBBE/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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