Doge Takes Over: Twitter's Iconic Blue Bird Replaced with Shiba Inu Dog

Twitter's long-standing blue bird logo has been replaced with a familiar figure from internet culture: the Shiba Inu dog, also known as "Doge."

by Faruk Imamovic
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Doge Takes Over: Twitter's Iconic Blue Bird Replaced with Shiba Inu Dog

In a surprise move, Twitter's long-standing blue bird logo has been replaced with a familiar figure from internet culture: the Shiba Inu dog, also known as "Doge." The change comes just two days after CEO Elon Musk requested a judge to dismiss a $258 billion lawsuit accusing him of running a pyramid scheme to support the meme currency known as Dogecoin.

"As Promised": Musk Addresses Logo Change

On Monday, Elon Musk tweeted a screenshot of an interaction from a year prior, in which a Twitter user requested he "purchase Twitter and replace the bird logo to a doge." Musk's tweet read, "It's done, as promised." The official Dogecoin account responded with its signature flair, writing, "Very currency.

Wow. Much Coin. How Money. So Crypto."

Why "Doge"?

The Doge meme, featuring a picture of Kabosu, a Shiba Inu dog, became popular on the internet in 2013 and has since been recognized as one of the best internet memes of the 2010s by online polls and media outlets.

The meme even inspired the creation of a cryptocurrency called Dogecoin, which saw a 20% increase in price over the last 24 hours.

In February, Musk tweeted a picture of the Doge posing as the Twitter CEO, with the caption, "new CEO is amazing." The reason for the logo change is likely due to the popularity of the Doge meme.

It is unclear if the new logo is a permanent change. Regardless, the switch from the blue bird to the Shiba Inu dog has sparked reactions from the online community, with some expressing their excitement for the new look and others questioning the significance of the change.

The global cryptocurrency market cap stood at $1.22tn on Tuesday, an increase of 1.4% in the past 24 hours, according to Coingeck data. Bitcoin, rose by 0.8% to reach a value of $28,135. Meanwhile, Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, saw an even larger increase, rising by 1.5% to stand at $1,821 in the past 24 hours.

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