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Old 05-06-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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You probably get a lot of Tweets like this too:

"Stuck in f____ Atlanta airport again!!!! Blast you AirTran!!!!"
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Singapore has great climate? Really? REALLY?

Does Dubai's huge number of international visitors include the constant comings and goings of a massive pool of poor laborers?

The little snippets on these things are sometimes ridiculous.

The rankings aren't too bad, but LA at top and Atlanta that high (and above Miami as a city brand?) seems ridiculous. Fantastic omission of Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka from the top 25 as well.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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No Hong Kong huh.

I've seen enough.

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Old 05-06-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Atlanta because of MARTA ? ! I don't know anyone that even thinks about Atlanta, let alone plan to go there.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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How global is Twitter though? Facebook, yes, but has the entire globe taken to Twitter?
Most of the countries that have a large number of people who have internet access save for the ones that have alternative twitter-like services have a large population of predominantly younger microblog users. My SO was involved with some pretty major US companies trying to get some presence into the Chinese microblogging (weibo) because it's so pervasive. It's funny because 140 characters in Chinese, due to how the language is constructed, is almost a short essay when it comes to semantic density.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Descriptions in this thing are hilarious. Atlanta's amazing mass transit is what gives it a global edge? San Francisco and its constant rain (I think they were thinking Seattle)? Singapore and its great climate (that one's especially crazy)?

No top 25 placement for Tokyo? Pfft. Shanghai or Hong Kong? Miami?
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Descriptions in this thing are hilarious. Atlanta's amazing mass transit is what gives it a global edge? San Francisco and its constant rain (I think they were thinking Seattle)? Singapore and its great climate (that one's especially crazy)?

No top 25 placement for Tokyo? Pfft. Shanghai or Hong Kong? Miami?
They have Macau, but no Hong Kong. They have some place called Chittagong ranked, that I have never heard of before right this moment but no Hong Kong.

Crazy huh?
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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I don't know why Atlanta's position on the list is so surprising. Hell, just look at this forum. Everyone seems to have an opinion or be an expert on Atlanta, and half of them have never even stepped foot here.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Sheesh-so much LA hate in the comments. I guess that would go for most any city chosen as #1 though.
I wonder if LA gets points for any mention of "Hollywood", even if it has nothing to do with the city / neighborhood itself and is more about the movie industry.

LA would probably still be near the top if those don't count because it does have a strong "brand" but I could see it not being number 1, which comes as a bit of a surprise to me.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Singapore has great climate? Really? REALLY?

Does Dubai's huge number of international visitors include the constant comings and goings of a massive pool of poor laborers?

The little snippets on these things are sometimes ridiculous.

The rankings aren't too bad, but LA at top and Atlanta that high (and above Miami as a city brand?) seems ridiculous. Fantastic omission of Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka from the top 25 as well.
Osaka does not have a particularly strong brand. Not taking anything away from it because it's a world class city in every way, but most people (esp outside of Asia) don't know much about it. However, the omission of Tokyo, HK and Shanghai does point to serious methodological flaws which the authors would have been well advised to correct before releasing this list.
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