Twitter’s New Logo Has a New Doggy Face
June 18, 2023
The well-known logo of the social network, a small blue bird, was changed without warning for a new one: a dog well-known to Internet users. It was a joke by Elon Musk.
But Who is This Dog and Why Does it Appear There?
In a video posted on YouTube, the social network announced the new design of its logo. This is the third time they have changed this well-known image. The new design is more tilted upwards. It also no longer has the feathers on its head.
“Our new logo was born out of a love of ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry”
wrote Doug Bowman, Twitter’s creative director, in a post.
Bowman explains that this bird is crafted solely from three series of overlapping circles. Similar to how you connect your networks, interests, and ideas with co-workers, friends, and family.
Picture take via Twitter.
The dog responds to an originally popular meme that was born from two photos of a Hong Kong Shiba Inu. Who has his own Instagram account called @balltze. Soon, two of his beautiful faces were used in so-called Cheems. And more generally, “strong dogs and weak dogs,” which ironically contrasted the two opposing situations.
Meanwhile, users speculate that the move could be Tycoon’s attempt to convert Dogecoin, an unlimited-issue cryptocurrency created in 2013 by developer Billy Markus, who has a strong relationship with Musk.
It is not an excessive idea, considering that Dogecoin had more than 20% market appreciation after the rebranding.
What is the relationship between Elon Musk and Dogecoin?
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency based on the famous Doge meme. Which is a Shiba Inu breed dog with a funny expression. It was created 10 years ago as a joke. Then gradually gained popularity and value because it began to receive a lot of support from celebrities and influencers.
This cryptocurrency is mainly used to tip online, make digital donations, and buy some products, including merchandise from Tesla, a company owned by tycoon Elon Musk.
What does Elon Musk have to say about it?
Although no official statement has been offered on the matter, Elon Musk used his Twitter account to share a meme about the situation. Shiba the dog gives his driver’s license to the policeman after being caught driving. And he says about a photo of the bluebird on the driver’s license: “That’s an old photo.”
He subsequently uploaded a screenshot of a previous thread where he asked if a new social network was needed- To which a user replied to buy Twitter and then trade the bird for a dog. This screenshot was accompanied by the text “As promised.” After the logo began to be displayed on Twitter’s homepage, there was a huge surge in Dogecoin. Gaining more than 30 percent in value.
He also shared a photo in which the dog appears while being asked for his identification document and showing the image of the former Twitter logo. It should be recalled that since Musk has assumed the position of CEO of this social network, he has sparked several controversies due to the statements he has made regarding the future of Twitter.