Elon Musk kills off Twitter blue bird logo, replaced with an X

X Marks The Spot As Elon Musk Fires The Twitter Bird

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By Rima Pundir on July 24, 2023 at 9:50 AM EDT
Updated on July 24, 2023 at 9:58 AM EDT

Twitter is in mourning, given that Twitter's owner, Elon Musk just fired the Twitter bird, and replaced it with an X!

The hashtag #RIPTwitter is trending, on Twitter and the memes are just about as crazy as you can expect. Here's all that we know...

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Why Is X Marking The Spot On Twitter?

The evolution of the Twitter logo as X marks the spot

On Sunday, Musk announced, via a tweet, of course, that Twitter will now have a new logo, an X. This shook up the Twitter users, who have for years known the social media app for its distinctive blue bird logo, also called the Larry Bird logo, so named by co-founder Biz Stone to honor NBA great Larry Bird, who played for Stone's beloved Boston Celtics.

Given that the app is called Twitter, and users "tweet" on it, the bird made a ton of sense as a logo. But Musk's announcement shook this complacency as he wrote, "X.com now points to twitter.com. Interim X logo goes live later today."

Musk also tweeted some funnies, indicating the new logo:

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Musk bought the site for a whopping $44 billion in October last year and immediately began to make big changes, including laying off the head honchos as well as several others on the staff. He also changed the company’s official name in April to X Holdings Corp, after his early venture X.com, to realize his dream of creating "X, the everything app."

Here's the big unveil:

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Users Mourn Via Memes & Hashtags Like #RIPTwitter

Elon Musk changes Twitter logo

Fans feel it's an awful rebranding as one put it down, almost poetically, "The new Twitter X sends such a *negative message*. The X when a teacher marked an answer wrong. The X in X rated (violence, p*rn). A nod to the sad rune of Nid. It's a No Entry. So many negative connotations. The Twitter Bird was free in Nature. Give us a PHOENIX, not an X!"

Plenty of hashtags abound, like #WelcometoX, #X-Rated, #TwitterX, and of course, #RIPTwitter!

There's this classic!

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And you have to feel sorry for the poor birdie!

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Meanwhile, Twitter's chief executive, Linda Yaccarino, is toeing the line as she tweeted on Sunday, "It’s an exceptionally rare thing – in life or in business – that you get a second chance to make another big impression. Twitter made one massive impression and changed the way we communicate. Now, X will go further, transforming the global town square." She also explained how X would go on to be centered in audio, video, messaging, payments/banking and it would slowly be a revolutionary global one-stop for ideas, goods, services, and opportunities.

Fans beg to disagree!

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Most Hate On New Logo & Elon Musk

Elon Musk hated on by Twitter for logo change

Plenty of Twitter users let the world know what they thought of the new logo, and nothing seemed like a compliment. Then again, Musk's son is called "X Æ A-Xii (nicknamed X), and daughter is named, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk (nicknamed Y)." Twitter as X, or TwitterX is tame in comparison, not that Twitter users seem to care as they continued to slam the "X."

"Pretty sure I've seen this over the doors of sex shops in Soho."

"Seriously can’t understand why Elon Musk is changing so much of Twitter and calling it X and now wants people to call tweets X’s if it ain’t broke don’t fix it Elon."

"Following the mooted change of Twitter NG logo from bird to X,
Twitter Users will now be known as X-MEN
Twitter Videos will be referred to as Xvideos
Twitter influencers will be called
While those who leave the app= X-lover"

Then there's this!

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