Twitter replaces classic blue bird logo with Doge meme, confirms CEO Elon Musk
In a surprising move, Twitter has replaced its iconic blue bird logo with the popular "Doge" meme, as confirmed by CEO Elon Musk on his Twitter account. This doge meme happens to be the logo of the popular Dogecoin cryptocurrency. Interestingly, the change to the Doge meme is currently only visible on Twitter's web version.
Musk, who took control of Twitter in a $44 billion deal last year, shared a screenshot of a conversation he had with a Twitter user before he acquired the company, where the user suggested that Musk should replace the blue bird logo with a Doge. Musk responded with a tweet, saying "as promised," confirming the change from Blue Bird to Doge.
As promised pic.twitter.com/Jc1TnAqxAV— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 3, 2023
Dogecoin's Value Goes Up by 30%
The move has caused a stir among Twitter users and cryptocurrency enthusiasts alike, with Bloomberg reporting that the value of Dogecoin went up by almost 30% after the change to the Twitter logo. This development highlights the growing influence that social media has on the world of finance and cryptocurrency.
This is one of many significant changes that Musk has made at Twitter since taking over the company. Recently, the social media giant announced the end of its old verified program, meaning that users will have to pay $8 per month for the coveted blue checkmarks.
Talking about Indian users, they have to pay INR 650 per month to get Twitter Blue tick. If you pay INR 650 every month, you'll have to pay INR 7800 in a year, while the annual plan for Twitter Blue tick costs INR 6800. Once you get the Blue tick service, you'll be able to tweet up to 4,000 characters. The service also allows you to edit your tweet five times in 30 minutes. With the Blue tick service, users can share full HD-quality videos on Twitter as well. Verified Blue tick users will also be given priority on the platform.
New York Times loses verified checkmark after refusing to pay, confirms Musk's power at Twitter
Furthermore, the verified checkmark was removed from the New York Times' Twitter page after the company refused to pay. Musk responded to a user's comment on the issue, saying "They voluntarily did exactly what I wanted them to do."
The change in Twitter's logo to Doge shows Musk's willingness to embrace unconventional ideas and humour.
April 3, 2023
It remains to be seen whether this move will have any long-term impact on Twitter's user base or cryptocurrency markets, but it certainly adds an element of fun to the social media platform. The dog meme has been a popular internet meme for years, and its incorporation into the Twitter logo is likely to appeal to a younger demographic.
In conclusion, Twitter's decision to replace its blue bird logo with the Doge meme is a bold move that reflects the influence of cryptocurrency and social media on modern culture. With Elon Musk at the helm, Twitter continues to evolve and adapt to changing trends and user preferences. It will be interesting to see what other changes the Twitter CEO has in store for the platform in the coming months.
- PTC PUNJABI