New York City Is The Twitter "Capital Of The World"

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On per capita use, New Yorkers use Twitter more than anyone else. That’s an interesting tidbit from a NYT blog post on how the Anthony Weiner scandal reverberated through Twitter.

Also, New York state residents use Twitter 30% more than the national average. 

On the one hand, this might be a bullish signal for Twitter: New York is the biggest and most culturally significant city in the US, and so having a strong base here should help growth.

On the other hand, this could be interpreted as a bearish signal: because New York is such a media (and tech!) town, it could lend credence to the idea that Twitter is having a hard time breaking into the mainstream, and that its outsized prominence is due more to people in the media being ga-ga over it than over real-world usage. 

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