In a strange new development, the Twitter blue bird logo has been changed to Doge earlier today. This change is visible on the web version of the social media platform, and not the app. While the reason for this not known, Elon Musk shared a screenshot of the Twitter conversation that led to this new development along with a tweet saying “as promised.”
The doge meme is actually a Shiba Inu breed of dog, and the doge meme began to grow in popularity after it was used on Reddit in October 2010 in a post. The meme became popular in late 2013, being named as Know Your Meme's "top meme" of that year. The Shiba Inu had a notable presence in popular culture in late 2013, including a cryptocurrency based on Doge, the Dogecoin, which was launched in December of that year.
Elon Musk purchased Twitter last year, and the reason for it, Musk claims was he felt that there was a great danger that social media will splinter into far right and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide the society. He had also stated that Twitter aspired to be the most respected advertising platform in the world that strengthens the brand of organisations and helps them grow their enterprise.
Twitter has undergone innumerable changes ever since it was acquired by Musk last year. Right from making the blue ticks paid to firing employees from across the world, Musk has constantly been under the eye of the storm for his decisions, and is being covered regularly by the media. “I wish the media would stop flattering me all time … it’s a bit much guys ,” said Musk on the coverage.