Last month “U.S. News & World Report” ranked Washington, D.C., the eighth best place to live in America, but now a more prestigious title gives the District even more recognition. In a list made by Development Counsellors International that looked at the Twitter accounts of 250 mayors from the largest U.S. cities, Mayor Bowser is the second most tweeting mayor.
The top 10 mayors on the list include notable names like Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at number one, Atlanta Mayor and Howard University alum Kasim Reed at number six and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh at number eight.
DCI analyzed the Twitter activity of the 250 mayor accounts over a 60-day period and took into account factors such as audience size, frequency of tweets, responsiveness to tweets written to the mayor, the engagement of the mayor’s followers and the number of other mayors that follow a mayor’s account.
Mayor Bowser tweets all the time. If you visit her Twitter feed @MayorBowser you can see updates on the city’s conditions, the events she attends, cool things happening around the city —she even tweeted about March Madness once. If you ever feel like asking her a question, the account is usually quick to respond.
President and chief creative officer of DCI, Andy Levine, was quoted in a press release saying, “Our aim was to highlight the ‘Jedi’ masters of this important communication tool.” This makes the mayor of D.C. the second most powerful U.S. mayor on Twitter in the galaxy. I don’t know about you, but being called a Jedi master in any context should be an occasion worthy of the grandest of celebrations.