Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday replaced the micro-blogging platform’s blue bird homepage logo with a ‘Doge’ meme, which is also the face of his favorite cryptocurrency Dogecoin. It is essentially a stylized image of a Shiba Inu, a Japanese dog breed. The billionaire tweeted, “As promised” and attached a screenshot of his tweet conversation with a user last year in which he asked him to buy Twitter and change the bird logo to a dog.
Many users expressed their views on Musk’s announcement. Where one user commented, “Promises made, promises kept,” another said, “Thanks for making Twitter fun again! #Dogecoin over the moon!” The logo change was also welcomed by Dogecoin, whose official Twitter account posted, “So much currency. So cool. So much coin. How money. So crypto.” Musk, however, did not reveal that he named Twitter’s iconic bird the Shiba Inu. Many users speculated that it could be an April Fools’ Day gag that didn’t come in time. This speculation also stemmed from a previous one that stated that legacy verified accounts would receive blue The removal of colored checkmarks was nothing but a prank.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 3, 2023
Musk, known as the ‘Dogfather’, has long been a vocal supporter of Dogecoin and has tweeted several times in the past to help drive up the price of the digital token. In June last year, the tech billionaire said that he would continue to support and buy Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency he has been supporting for years. In fact, major spikes in the currency’s price were due to Musk’s interest, but the crypto craze has faded. So Musk took a new interest.
Last month, Twitter CEO said that his interest has shifted from cryptocurrency to artificial intelligence (AI). His statement comes days after OpenAI, a fledgling AI startup backed by Microsoft, may have revolutionized the most popular of artificial intelligence. Its AI chatbot named ChatGPT became an overnight sensation, taking Google back in an untold rivalry. A report also states that Elon Musk had earlier tried to acquire OpenAI but was pushed out by its co-founders.
– Written with inputs from IANS
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