In an unexpected move, Twitter logo has been suddenly changed from its iconic bird logo to the famous dog image associated with the popular cryptocurrency, DogeCoin. While some are speculating that this is an April Fool’s joke, others believe it could be a strategic move by Elon Musk, the owner of the social media giant.
This move has skyrocketed the DogeCoin price today. The loading page of Twitter.com is also strangely showing Doge’s face. Take a look:
Adding to the confusion, on April 1st, Twitter announced that it would be removing legacy verified blue checkmarks, causing a stir among users as the subscription service went global. The company has also recently removed the blue checkmark logo from the New York Times’ account.
Additionally, reports indicate that the company plans to give out free checkmarks to select organizations, including the top 500 advertisers on the platform and the 10,000 organizations with the most followers. Please note that Twitter has set a price of $1,000/month for organizations (businesses and government accounts) to keep their Gold badge and Grey badge.
Elon Musk had an interesting response to this on Twitter. While the platform users are confused about whether Twitter was under a cyberattack or is it just a strategy to boost the coin’s value, the most-followed person on Twitter responds to a user tweet like this:
Later, he tweeted the same meme on his official handle, and now currently has more than 1.5 million views:
What exactly is Twitter’s strategy behind all these changes? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain – the new DogeCoin-inspired logo has certainly caught the attention of Twitter users and cryptocurrency enthusiasts alike.
Updated 1: Added Elon Musk’s tweets and link to the new DOGE price update.