In a surprising move, Twitter has bid farewell to its iconic bird logo and embraced the letter “X” as its new official logo. The bold rebranding comes following Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media platform, signifying a major shift in the company’s visual identity.
The change was announced by Mr. Musk himself on Twitter, where he stated, “X dot com now points to Twitter dot com. Interim X logo goes live later today.” Twitter, originally founded in 2006 with a name inspired by the sound of birds chattering, had been synonymous with its recognizable blue bird logo since its inception. However, this symbol has now given way to a striking white ‘X’ that has left Twitter users buzzing with speculation.
As soon as the announcement went public, Twitter’s new identity and name swiftly became a trending topic on the microblogging website, sparking a flurry of amusing memes and jokes. Users were quick to envision humorous scenarios, wondering what the X.com users and employees would be referred to as, and even what Elon Musk himself might be called in this new era.
One user playfully remarked, ”Following the supposed change of Twitter NG logo from a bird to X, Twitter Users shall henceforth be known as X-MEN; Twitter Videos shall be deemed Xvideos; Twitter influencers shall bear the title X-rated; and those who leave the app shall be fondly called X-lover.”
Elon Musk’s fascination with the letter ‘X’ has been well-documented, evident in his penchant for naming things with this letter. Six months after acquiring Twitter for $44 billion, he merged the company into an entity called X Corp, stating Twitter’s potential in building an all-encompassing app known as X, aiming to integrate features from social media and payment apps, akin to China’s WeChat owned by Tencent.
The billionaire entrepreneur has a history of incorporating the letter ‘X’ into his company names, including SpaceX, his renowned electric car Model X, and even his child’s name, X AE A-XII. Recently, Mr. Musk launched his artificial intelligence company, xAI, to challenge OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT.
The rebranding of Twitter to ‘X’ aligns with Musk’s ambitious vision of developing a comprehensive app, but it has also ignited playful curiosity among Twitter users, who are eager to see how the platform’s new identity will unfold and what other surprises Musk’s fascination with the letter ‘X’ may bring.
Sources By Agencies