Elon Musk on Tuesday replaced the iconic blue bird logo of Twitter with a meme of the cryptocurrency. The ‘Doge’ meme is appearing on the top left corner of the Twitter feed homescreen on the Web version.
“Elon Musk changed Twitter Logo to Doge. Is it fun Tuesday on Twitter?” one user asked. “Always some attention seeky nonsense happening on Twitter. Who cares if it’s a bird or a doge,” said another.
Mr Musk is a supporter of Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency created as a joke in 2013. He noted that Tesla accepts Dogecoin as payment for merchandise and reiterated that SpaceX will do the same soon.
Dogecoin soared by nearly 30 per cent, according to Bloomberg, after its picture suddenly appeared in the website interface.
As more and more users started asking questions why the logo was changed, Mr Musk posted two tweets, presenting a humorous take on his move.
One of his tweets shows the face of the ‘Doge’ meme riding a car while a police officer supposedly checks the driving license which displays the ‘old’ blue bird logo.
Doge tells the cop “that’s an old photo”.
Then, in another tweet, Mr Musk shared a screenshot of an old conversation with a user who asked him to “buy Twitter and change the bird logo to a doge”. He said in the tweet it’s done “as promised”.