Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) is always in the headlines for bringing new policies and changes to the microblogging site Twitter since he took over in October last year.
The 51-year-old billionaire has once again brought a new update to Twitter and now he has changed the iconic ‘blue bird’ logo with the “doge” meme of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency and features the face of a Shiba Inu.
The “Blue Bird” logo was used as a home button in the web version but on Monday, it was noticed that the logo was changed to a “doge” meme which is made taking an element of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency logo and that was part of a joke in 2013.
Musk also shared a humorous post from his account wherein the ‘doge’ meme is sitting inside the car and telling the police officer, who was confirming his driving licence, that his previous photo is now changed.
The “Blue Bird” logo remains the same on Twitter’s mobile app
The doge logo image (of a Shiba Inu) that is known for the logo of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency, which was created as a joke in 2013 to mock other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin was changed purposely.
Twitter CEO also shared a conversation dated 26th March 2022 with an anonymous account where the CEO was asked to change the bird logo to “doge” and he replied to it “As promised”.
Dogecoin’s value has undergone the following changes:
Musk is always a well-known super fan of the ‘Doge meme’ and he has promoted Dogecoin both on Twitter and during his appearance while hosting “Saturday Night Live” last year. After the web logo change of Twitter, the value of Dogecoin increased by more than 20%. Musk’s love for ‘doge’ was visible earlier, on February 15 when he posted a 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.”
Musk took over control of Twitter in October 2022 in a $44 billion deal that was signed following uncertainty as well as a legal battle. Musk spent months attempting to get out of the deal, once agreeing initially to buy the company in April, citing concerns about the number of bots on the platform and later allegations raised by a company whistleblower. If reports are to be believed Musk sold roughly $8.5 billion worth of his shares in Tesla to fund the purchase of Twitter.