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Elon Musk changed the Twitter logo, substituting the famed “Doge” meme for the blue bird

Since taking over as CEO of Twitter in October of last year, Elon Musk has frequently made news for implementing new regulations and adjustments to the microblogging platform. The 51-year-old billionaire continued this by updating Twitter once more, replacing the iconic “blue bird” logo with the “doge” meme from the Dogecoin cryptocurrency. The Shiba Inu dog’s face can be seen on the “doge” meme.

On the web version, the “blue bird” logo has prominently been used as the home button. The “doge” meme, which is a part of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency logo and was created as a joke in 2013.

Additionally, Musk posted a hilarious image on his account of the “doge” meme telling a police officer—who appears to be looking at his driver’s license—that his picture has been changed.

The Twitter mobile app, in particular, remained unchanged. It is important to note that the Shiba Inu-based doge image is well-known as the logo of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency, which was developed in 2013 as a joke to mock other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, according to ANI quoting Variety.

Moreover, the CEO of Twitter released a screenshot of a chat he had with the user who wanted to modify the bird logo to “doge.” Musk tweeted about this post and added, “As promised.” The discussion in question happened on March 26, 2022.

Variety reports that Musk is a well-known superfan of the “Doge meme” and that he pushed Dogecoin on Twitter and while presenting “Saturday Night Live” last year. The value of Dogecoin surged by more than 20% following the modification to Twitter’s web logo. Earlier, on February 15, Musk tweeted a picture of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency logo on his account while posing as the CEO and wrote, “The new CEO of Twitter is amazing,” showing his affinity for the “doge” cryptocurrency.

It’s worth noting here that Musk took over Twitter’s control in October 2022. After months of uncertainty and a protracted legal dispute, the $44 billion deal was finally agreed upon. Musk spent months attempting to back out of the agreement after initially agreeing to acquire the company in April, initially expressing worries about the number of bots on the platform and then allegations made by a company whistle-blower. Musk reportedly sold Tesla shares worth about $8.5 billion to help pay for the purchase of Twitter.

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