Elon Musk on Tuesday replaced the iconic blue bird logo of Twitter with a meme of the cryptocurrency. Users are asking why the doge logo suddenly appeared at the top of the homepage on Twitter Web version.
Why Changed Twitter Blue Bird Logo
In a stunning move, Elon Musk on Tuesday replaced the iconic blue bird logo of Twitter with a meme of the cryptocurrency. The ‘Doge’ meme is appearing on the top left corner of the Twitter feed home screen on the Web version. This is the latest change since Mr Musk bought the microblogging platform for $44 billion last November.
He had earlier tweeted that from April, Twitter will only recommend content from paid accounts in the For You feed, the first screen users see when they open the app.
The ‘Dog’ meme as logo has sparked a flurry of comments on Twitter.
“Elon Musk changed Twitter Logo to Doge. Is it fun Tuesday on Twitter?” one user asked. “Always some attention seeky nonsense happening on Twitter. Who cares if it’s a bird or a doge,” said another.
Elon Musk is a supporter of Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency created as a joke in 2013. He noted that Tesla accepts Dogecoin as payment for merchandise and reiterated that SpaceX will do the same soon.
Dogecoin soared by nearly 30 per cent, according to Bloomberg, after its picture suddenly appeared in the website interface.
As more and more users started asking questions why the logo was changed, Mr Musk posted two tweets, presenting a humorous take on his move.
One of his tweets shows the face of the ‘Doge’ meme riding a car while a police officer supposedly checks the driving license which displays the ‘old’ blue bird logo.
Doge tells the cop “that’s an old photo”.
Then, in another tweet, Mr Musk shared a screenshot of an old conversation with a user who asked him to “buy Twitter and change the bird logo to a doge”. He said in the tweet it’s done “as promised”.
What is dogecoin?
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency created by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer, who decided to create a payment system as a “joke”, making fun of the wild speculation in cryptocurrencies at the time. It is considered both the first “meme coin”, and, more specifically, the first “dog coin”.
Here’s Why Elon Musk’s Continued Dogecoin Support Is Immoral
Elon Musk isn’t helping less-wealthy investors by continuing to pump a high-risk crypto.
Dogecoin (DOGE) is many things to many people. Some see it as their golden ticket — a chance to win big and make their fortune. Others see it as a way to be part of a fun community. Elon Musk, billionaire and self-proclaimed Dogefather, has his own reasons. He originally said he liked Dogecoin because fate loves irony and the most ironic outcome would be for a joke crypto to become the currency of the future.
Now he says he’s only supporting it because people who are less well-off have asked him to. In June, Musk told Bloomberg, “I just know a lot of people who are not that wealthy who, you know, have encouraged me to buy and support Dogecoin.” Honestly? If you want to help people who aren’t as wealthy as you are, give money to charity. Don’t pump a high-risk investment.
The Musk effect
Several celebrities jumped on the DOGE bandwagon but none have been quite as dedicated as Musk, who’s been tweeting about Dogecoin since 2019. DOGE’s price reached its all-time high shortly before Musk appeared on Saturday Night Live last May. The pre-show frenzy drove its price to an unsustainable level. It has never recovered.