Musk replaces Twitter’s blue bird logo with ‘Doge’ meme
4 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
On Monday, Twitter users saw the 'doge' meme, which is part of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency logo and was established as a joke in 2013, on the web version of Twitter.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk is back with new changes for the microblogging site, and this time he has replaced the classic blue bird emblem – which has acted as a home button on the web version – with the Dogecoin cryptocurrency’s “doge” caricature.
On Monday, Twitter users saw the ‘doge’ meme, which is part of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency logo and was established as a joke in 2013, on the web version of Twitter. Musk also tweeted a comical post on his account in which the ‘doge’ meme (which depicts the face of a Shiba Inu) is in the car and tells the police officer, who appears to be looking at his driver’s licence, that his photo has been changed.
Importantly, no changes were made to Twitter’s mobile app.
It is worth noting that the doge image (of a Shiba Inu) is well-known as the logo of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency, which was founded in 2013 as a joke to ridicule other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, according to Variety.
Twitter’s CEO also shared the screenshot of the March 26, 2022, conversation between him and the anonymous account where the latter was asking to change the bird logo to “doge.” Sharing this post on Twitter, Musk wrote, “As promised.”
According to Variety, Musk, who bought Twitter last fall in a USD 44 billion deal, is a well-known superfan of the Doge meme and he has promoted Dogecoin both on Twitter and during his appearance last year hosting “Saturday Night Live.” After the change to Twitter’s web logo Monday, the value of Dogecoin rose more than 20 per cent.
After Musk tweeted in March 2022, prior to mounting his eventually successful bid to buy Twitter, “Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy. What should be done?” Musk tweeted.
@WSBChairman had responded, “just buy twitter… and change the bird logo to a doge.” Musk responded, “Haha that would sickkk”.
He had also posted another photo stating, “Seize the Memes of Production.”
Earlier, on February 15, Musk’s love for ‘doge’ was visible as he posted the photograph of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency logo, posing as the CEO, on his account with the caption, “The new CEO of Twitter is amazing.”