The melting pot is a metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous, the different elements “melting together” into a harmonious whole with a common culture. In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the metaphor of a “crucible” or “(s)melting pot” was used to describe the fusion of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures. New York City is is a great example of a melting pot where there is almost every single country represented, but with a “Little” in front of it. I was in Little Istanbul the other day and fathomed that here in the twenty first century, the metaphor of a “twelting pot” has been popping up in cities to describe the clash of tweeple and internet cultures, hashtags, twaffic, replies, @’s, and retweets. (This may or may not be true).
This is just to testify how quickly technology is growing, so fast we can hardly keep up with it. There were 400,000 tweets posted per quarter in 2007, and grew to about 65 million tweets posted each day as of June 2010, equaling about 750 tweets sent each second, according to Twitter. Today, Twitter has over 200 million registered accounts, and there are currently 200 million tweets a day. From business to the President to soccer moms to fictitious animals and Hungry Bears, the neighborhood of Twitter is infinity blocks. There is such a high growth rate, that some people have an especially hard time understanding the current state of the internet, see for yourself. Since things seem to run on/through social networking sites as well, it is only appropriate to look at what our nation would look like according to Twitter. Milwacky represent.