Elon Musk replaces Twitter logo with Doge meme

Elon Musk replaces Twitter logo with Doge meme

In a surprising move, the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has replaced the iconic blue bird logo of Twitter with a meme of the popular cryptocurrency Dogecoin. The ‘Doge’ meme is now appearing on the top left corner of the Twitter feed homepage on the web version. This change comes after Mr Musk purchased the microblogging platform for a whopping $44 billion last November.

The ‘Dog’ meme as a logo has sparked a frenzy of reactions on Twitter, with many users wondering if it’s just a harmless prank or a serious move. “Elon Musk changed Twitter logo to Doge. Is it fun Tuesday on Twitter?” one user asked. “Always some attention-seeking nonsense happening on Twitter. Who cares if it’s a bird or a doge,” said another.

Mr Musk is a known supporter of Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency created as a joke in 2013. He has previously stated that Tesla accepts Dogecoin as payment for merchandise and reiterated that SpaceX will do the same soon.

According to Bloomberg, Dogecoin saw a nearly 30% surge after its picture suddenly appeared in the website interface. As more and more users started questioning why the logo was changed, Mr Musk posted two tweets, presenting a humorous take on his move.

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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”.

However, this move comes amid controversy surrounding Mr Musk’s alleged involvement in a pyramid scheme to support Dogecoin. As reported by Reuters, the billionaire is currently facing a $258 billion lawsuit, with his legal team asking the court to dismiss the dogecoin suit just a few days before the meme appeared on Twitter’s site.

This latest move by Mr Musk is certainly creating a buzz on social media, with many users wondering what other surprises the eccentric billionaire has in store.

Farhad Safi
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