In a search for the 'most socially networked' cities in America, Men's Health was in for a surprise as Washington D.C. emerged on the top of the list contrary to the initial and instinctual bets on Palo Alto.

As home to the headquarters of Facebook, Palo Alto might as well be called Zuckerburgh. But the title instead goes to Washington D.C., a city where staying connected can get out the vote, and virtual handshakes help shape our nation, the publication noted.

Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, and Seattle, WA, all with a grade of A+, followed Washington to take the Top 5 spots on the list.

The list of 100 socially networked cities ends with El Paso, TX, with an F, as the 'least socially networked' city.

Elaborating on the process of the study, Men's Health explained, We started by calculating the number of Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita, followed by overall Twitter usage (NetProspex). Then we looked at traffic generated by the major social networks, including Myspace, Friendster, Reddit, and Digg (analyzed by ad network Chitika). Finally, after factoring in the percentage of households that check out chat rooms and blogs (SimplyMap), we had the results.

The 100 'socially networked cities' list is given below:

Most socially networked

1. Washington, DC A+
2. Atlanta, GA A+
3. Denver, CO A+
4. Minneapolis, MN A+
5. Seattle, WA A+
6. San Francisco, CA A
7. Orlando, FL A
8. Austin, TX A
9. Boston, MA A
10. Salt Lake City, UT A-

11. Cincinnati, OH A-
12. Raleigh, NC A-
13. Burlington, VT A-
14. Portland, OR B+
15. Madison, WI B+
16. Dallas, TX B+
17. Portland, ME B
18. Sacramento, CA B
19. Aurora, CO B
20. Boise, ID B
21. Charlotte, NC B
22. Wilmington, DE B
23. Oakland, CA B
24. St. Louis, MO B
25. Las Vegas, NV B
26. Columbus, OH B
27. San Diego, CA B
28. San Jose, CA B
29. St. Paul, MN B-
30. Plano, TX B-
31. Tampa, FL B-
32. Nashville, TN B-
33. Los Angeles, CA B-
34. Phoenix, AZ B-
35. Newark, NJ B-
36. Miami, FL B-
37. Norfolk, VA C+
38. Richmond, VA C+
39. Chicago, IL C+
40. Durham, NC C+
41. Colorado Springs, CO C+
42. Des Moines, IA C+
43. Jersey City, NJ C+
44. Indianapolis, IN C+
45. Milwaukee, WI C+
46. Fargo, ND C+
47. Columbia, SC C+
48. Houston, TX C+
49. Philadelphia, PA C+
50. Birmingham, AL C+
51. Cleveland, OH C+
52. Kansas City, MO C
53. New York, NY C
54. Greensboro, NC C
55. Reno, NV C
56. Manchester, NH C
57. Providence, RI C
58. Baltimore, MD C
59. Little Rock, AR C
60. Louisville, KY C
61. Sioux Falls, SD C-
62. Omaha, NE C-
63. Pittsburgh, PA C-
64. Baton Rouge, LA C-
65. Lexington, KY C
66. Wichita, KS C-
67. Anchorage, AK C-
68. Lincoln, NE C-
69. Cheyenne, WY D+
70. New Orleans, LA D+
71. Tucson, AZ D+
72. Buffalo, NY D+
73. Honolulu, HI D+
74. Santa Ana, CA D+
75. Charleston, WV D+
76. Oklahoma City, OK D+
77. Virginia Beach, VA D+
78. Winston-Salem, NC D+
79. Tulsa, OK D+
80. Albuquerque, NM D
81. Fort Worth, TX D
82. San Antonio, TX D
83. Jackson, MS D
84. Chesapeake, VA D
85. Jacksonville, FL D
86. Riverside, CA D
87. Memphis, TN D-
88. St. Petersburg, FL D-
89. Toledo, OH D-
90. Corpus Christi, TX D-

Least socially networked

91. Billings, MT D-
92. Fort Wayne, IN D-
93. Bridgeport, CT D-
94. Detroit, MI D-
95. Fresno, CA F
96. Bakersfield, CA F
97. Lubbock, TX F
98. Stockton, CA F
99. Laredo, TX F
100. El Paso, TX F