In a surprising move, Elon Musk replaced the iconic blue bird logo of Twitter with a meme of the cryptocurrency on Tuesday. The ‘Doge’ meme is appearing on the top left corner of the Twitter feed homescreen on the Web version. 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.
Dogecoin soared by nearly 30 per cent, according to Bloomberg, after its picture suddenly appeared in the website interface. This is the latest change since Elon Musk bought the microblogging platform for $44 billion last November.
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 show 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”.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 3, 2023
In another tweet, Elon 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”.