Elon Musk’s latest Twitter update: Doge takes over iconic blue bird logo
On Monday, Twitter users were in for a surprise when they noticed that the micro-blogging site’s iconic blue bird logo had been replaced with the “doge” meme of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency. This change was brought about by Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, who has been known for bringing new policies and changes to the platform since taking over in October last year.
The “doge” meme features the face of a Shiba Inu, and it is an element of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency logo that was created as a joke in 2013 to mock other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The doge image has since become well-known as the logo of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Interestingly, the blue bird logo has served as a home button on the web version of Twitter. However, following Musk’s decision to change it, the value of Dogecoin increased by more than 20%. This move by Musk is not entirely surprising as he is a well-known superfan of the “Doge meme” and has promoted Dogecoin both on Twitter and during his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last year.
After the change to Twitter’s web logo, Musk shared a hilarious post on his account in which the doge meme is in a car and telling a police officer, who appears to be seeing his driving license, that his photo has been changed. Additionally, he also shared a screenshot of a conversation between him and an anonymous account where the latter was asking to change the bird logo to “doge.” Sharing this post on Twitter, Musk wrote, “As promised.” The said discussion took place on March 26, 2022.
It is pertinent to mention that there was no change on Twitter’s mobile app, and Musk took over control of Twitter in October 2022 after a protracted legal battle and months of uncertainty. Initially agreeing to buy the company in April, Musk spent months attempting to get out of the deal, first citing concerns about the number of bots on the platform and later allegations raised by a company whistleblower. According to reports, Musk sold roughly $8.5 billion worth of shares in Tesla to help fund the purchase of Twitter.
In conclusion, Musk’s decision to change Twitter’s logo to the “doge” meme has caused quite a stir on the platform and has also led to an increase in the value of Dogecoin. It remains to be seen what other changes Musk has in store for Twitter, but one thing is certain: with him at the helm, Twitter is set for some exciting times ahead.