Chicago is All A Twitter

Twitter hits Chicago

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009  |  Updated 12:57 PM CDT
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Tweet This: Chicago Ranks No. 3 On Twitter Cities List

Chicago gets ranked No. 3 on a list of cities with the most Tweeple -- that is, people using Twitter to stay in touch.

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Chicago is No. 3 among cities worldwide in the number of people who use Twitter, according to TwitterGrader.com.

More people here use the popular site than New Yorkers or even those living in tech-savvy San Francisco and Seattle, the Sun-Times reports today.

The chart lists the top five Twittering cities as London, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco.

The claim is brought into question in an item posted to The Beachwood Reporter, which claims that the TwitterGrader ratings are based on less than complete data.

The item (#6 in a list of the day's headlines) states that the site's contention that Chicago has more users than New York seemed odd. Upon further investigation, The Beachwood Reporter (AKA Steve Rhodes) found that while New York was ranked fourth on the list, Brooklyn is ranked 19th.

Curious, indeed.

Twitterers post real-time updates of no more than 140 characters from their cell phones or home pages on Twitter.com, Those messages are called Tweets.

Among the many recognizable names on Twitter is NBCChicago.com.  So too are WBEZ, The Reader, The Sun-Times, "Colonel Tribune,"The Chicagoist and comedien Jimmy Fallon.  That just scratches the surface.

So, Twitter is where it's at.  Get with it.

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