Since taking over as CEO of Twitter in October of last year, Elon Musk has frequently made it to the news by implementing various regulations for the microblogging platform. The latest change to Twitter is its logo, unveiled on April 3rd, 2023, and has received mixed reactions ranging from memes to serious discussions from its users. The new Twitter logo is a departure from the iconic blue bird to the infamous “Doge” meme. The doge meme features the face of Shiba Inu.
Doge meme has been famous earlier too and is an element of the Dogecoin blockchain and cryptocurrency which was taken as a trend in 2013. The iconic blue bird logo had been associated with the platform since its inception.
Musk confirmed the change to Doge via his Twitter handle. The Twitter CEO first tweeted a meme of a police officer checking a document, while Doge says it’s an old photo.
Further, the CEO also shared a screenshot of a conversation he had with a Twitter user before he took over the company, writing “as promised”. In the conversation, he asks if there is a need for a new platform, to which the user suggests that Musk should instead buy Twitter and replace the blue bird logo with a Doge.
Here is something that you need to recall on Doge:
- 1. Doge is a popular internet meme that features a picture of a Shiba Inu dog accompanied by funny, often misspelled captions in broken English. The meme originated in 2010 when a Japanese teacher named Atsuko Sato posted a picture of her pet dog Kabosu on her blog. The picture quickly went viral and became the basis for the meme we know today.
- 2. The name “Doge” comes from the misspelling of the word “dog” in one of the earliest captions featuring the picture. The caption read, “So scared, much fear, wow”, and the broken English quickly became a hallmark of the meme. The meme gained popularity on social media sites like Reddit and Twitter and soon became a cultural phenomenon.
- 3. One of the key features of the Doge meme is its whimsical and irreverent nature. The captions are often nonsensical, and the misspellings and grammatical errors only add to the humor. Many of the captions feature the word “wow” about the dog’s cute and endearing expression.
- 4. The popularity of the Doge meme led to the creation of various merchandise, including t-shirts, mugs, and even a cryptocurrency called Dogecoin. In January 2021, the value of Dogecoin skyrocketed after it was endorsed by the same CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk.
However, changes are only made in the web version, which users took note of on Monday. Changes to the Twitter app logo is not yet made and are still checking on it.