Since becoming CEO of Twitter in October 2022, Elon Musk has frequently made headlines for introducing new policies and updates to the microblogging platform.
Recently, the billionaire businessman replaced Twitter’s iconic blue bird logo with the “doge” meme, featuring the face of a Shiba Inu, which is also part of the logo for the Dogecoin cryptocurrency.
This change caught the attention of Twitter users who noticed that the blue bird logo, which had previously served as a home button on the web version, had been replaced by the “doge” meme, originally created as a joke in 2013.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, shared a humorous post on his account featuring the “doge” meme in a car, joking with a police officer who appears to be checking his driving license that his photo has been updated.
However, it’s worth noting that the change to the logo only applies to Twitter’s web version and not its mobile app. The “doge” meme, featuring a Shiba Inu, is well-known as the logo of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency and blockchain, which was created in 2013 as a parody of other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, according to a report by Variety cited by ANI.
In addition to the logo change, Musk also shared a screenshot of a conversation between him and an anonymous account where the latter asked for the bird logo to be changed to “doge.” Musk replied with “As promised” and shared the post on Twitter. This conversation took place on March 26, 2022.
Musk is reportedly a big fan of the “Doge meme” and has previously promoted Dogecoin on Twitter and during his appearance hosting “Saturday Night Live” last year. Following the change to Twitter’s web logo, the value of Dogecoin increased by more than 20%, according to Variety.
On February 15, Elon Musk once again showed his love for the “doge” meme by posting a photo of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency and blockchain logo on his Twitter account, pretending to be the CEO, with the caption “The new CEO of Twitter is amazing.”
It’s worth noting that Musk took control of Twitter in October 2022 after a $44 billion deal that was finalized after a lengthy legal dispute and several months of uncertainty.
Despite initially agreeing to purchase the company in April, Musk spent months trying to back out of the deal, citing concerns about the prevalence of bots on the platform and allegations raised by a company whistleblower. To finance the purchase of Twitter, reports indicate that Musk sold approximately $8.5 billion in Tesla shares.
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