Millions of Twitter users are scratching their heads after noticing that the classic Twitter bird logo has been replaced with a Shiba Inu dog. If you’re one of them, don’t worry, it’s all related to cryptocurrency and Elon Musk.
Over the past 24 hours, unusual terms like “Shiba Inu” and “Doge” have been trending on Twitter, giving us clues as to what happened to the beloved Twitter bird.
The change in the logo is related to Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that Musk frequently promotes on Twitter, though many consider it a joke. Interestingly, the cute Shiba Inu face is part of the Dogecoin logo.
While neither Twitter nor Musk has released a formal statement about the change, the move has had an impact on Dogecoin prices, leading to a rise in prices. It’s not yet clear whether the change is temporary or permanent.
Some Twitter users have accused Musk of engaging in market manipulation with the move. Musk himself once responded to a tweet that suggested buying Twitter and changing the bird logo to a doge, saying “Haha that would be sickkk.”
As promised pic.twitter.com/Jc1TnAqxAV— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 3, 2023
According to CoinDesk, a publication focused on cryptocurrency, Dogecoin prices have soared since the blue bird logo was replaced with the Dogecoin dog. “DOGE got as high as $0.1046 versus around $0.077 right before the logo change. Before Monday, its price last exceeded 10 cents in December,” CoinDesk reported.
This logo change comes after a series of non-bird-related controversies on the social media platform, including the recent news that users with verified blue checkmarks would lose their status unless they paid for a monthly subscription.
So, do you prefer the Shiba Inu or the classic bird logo?