So what’s the Deal with Twitter’s New Dog Logo? Twitter recently replaced its iconic bird logo with a new dog logo, which has left some users wondering why.
Wouldn’t it be nice to think the decision to switch from a bird to a dog logo was purely based on a preference for our furry friends?
It would certainly make for a fun and lighthearted story. It’s easy to see why dogs would be a natural fit for a social media platform like Twitter, as they’re known for their loyalty, social nature, and playful energy.
Although in terms of branding the bird has been doing its job for some time now….
While there’s no official statement from Twitter on the reasoning behind the change, there’s one possible interpretation that’s been gaining traction among users.
Changed on a whim or a promise?
It is widely suggested that the decision to adopt the dog logo was inspired by a promise made by Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla.
Before he purchased Twitter, Musk had a conversation with a user on the platform who was trying to promote Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that features a friendly Shiba Inu dog as its mascot.
During the conversation, Musk promised that if Dogecoin became the currency of the internet, he would get a Shiba Inu dog himself. He then went on to say that he’d support any kind of development in the Dogecoin ecosystem.
The Dogecoin Connection
So by adopting a dog logo, Twitter is also referencing the origins of the Dogecoin phenomenon. But is there more to the story?
The new Twitter logo pays tribute to the @dogecoin account, which has been around since 2013. The account is run by a person who posts photos of their rescue Shiba Inu dog, Kabosu.
Kabosu became the face of the Dogecoin meme, and her image has been used as the basis for the lighthearted cryptocurrency’s logo.
Coincidently, the change came out as Elon Musk seeks to throw out a racketeering lawsuit against him linked to Dogecoin… The lawsuit arose due to the spike in its value following tweets from the CEO.
From tweets to…. treats?
One thing is for certain, the buzz surrounding this subject is still growing.
A nod to Elon Musk’s promise to support Dogecoin, a tribute to the @dogecoin account that helped popularize the cryptocurrency and lead to a lawsuit for Elon Musk, or simply a reflection of Twitter’s fun and quirky brand.