The Twitter logo changed from an iconic bird to a meme dog.
Musk’s conversation with the Twitter user about the logo change
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Twitter, has caused a stir on Twitter by replacing the platform’s signature bird logo with a doge meme. The new Twitter logo features Kabosu, the Shiba Inu that inspired the popular Doge meme.
Musk announced this change on Twitter by sharing a screenshot of a conversation with a user called “Chairman” with the handle “@WSBChairman”. In the conversation, “Chairman” suggested Musk should “just buy Twitter” and “change the bird logo to a doge”. To this, Musk responded, “Haha that would be sick”.
Speculation around the new logo centres on whether it was an April Fools’ joke that Musk posted two days late or a bigger change for the platform. However, the move did cause the price of cryptocurrency Dogecoin to increase by 10 per cent, though it remains lower than its peak price in May 2021.
Musk’s verification checkmark announcement
In addition to this change, Musk also announced that all legacy accounts on Twitter would lose their blue checkmarks starting April 1. While many accounts have already lost their verification sign, it is reportedly taking longer for Musk to complete the process due to a lack of staff.
It is important to note that Musk is currently facing a $258 million racketeering lawsuit, which accuses him of promoting Dogecoin through a pyramid scheme.
Hence, Elon Musk has caused a stir by replacing the platform’s bird logo with a Doge meme featuring Kabosu, the Shiba Inu that inspired the meme. Musk shared a screenshot of a conversation with a user suggesting the change, to which Musk replied, “Haha that would be sick.” The move caused the price of Dogecoin to increase by 10%, although it remains lower than its peak price in May 2021. In addition, Musk announced that legacy accounts on Twitter would lose their blue checkmarks, although the process is reportedly taking longer due to a lack of staff.