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Is Boston too talkative for Twitter?

With its throngs of tech-savvy students, cutting-edge entrepreneurs, and generally plugged in residents, it’d be safe to guess that Boston is one of the more Twitter-friendly cities around the globe. Yet even though the vast social networking site has launched careers, broken news, and sparked revolutions, it turns out that when compared to other cities, Boston just isn’t that into tweeting.

According to a study released by the French social media research firm Semiocast, the Hub doesn’t even rank among the top 20 most-active cities on Twitter. Jakarta, Tokyo, London, Sao Paulo, and New York top the list, which Semiocast compiled by analyzing 517 million Twitter profiles for one month last year.

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