Twitter Changes Profile to Doge’s Symbol
- Twitter is facing backlash for some of its recent decisions.
- Elon Musk previously expressed his belief that Doge could serve as a payment option.
- Some Twitter users believe the move was a tactic to distract Twitter users from the controversy caused by Twitter Blue.
Elon Musk’s affection for Dogecoin was taken to another level after the meme coin became Twitter’s new profile. The move has been described as surprising for Twitter users, but for crypto enthusiasts, it seemed like a welcomed sign of things to come.
The bluebird has been Twitter’s symbol for many years. But the Shiba Inu image representing the token mirrors Musk’s sentiment that dogecoin has huge potential to serve as a payment option better than Bitcoin. Doge’s price rose by 12% shortly after the news went viral.
Twitter is yet to provide an official response to this move, but some users believe the social media site might have been hacked or this could be one of Musk’s attempts at humor. However, some believe this could be Twitter’s tactics to distract its community from the storm caused by the ongoing Twitter Blue.
Twitter Blue is a subscription service that allows users to buy verified status. Musk announced that all verified Twitter users must pay the new $8 fee by April 1 or lose their verified status. However, most celebrities and politicians have criticized the fee attached to the blue tick and have refused to pay.
NBA star LeBron James stated in a tweet, “Welp guess my blue check mark will be gone soon cause if you know me, I ain’t paying the 5.” Canadian actor William Shatner also voiced his criticism of the new plan. He said in a tweet, “So now you’re telling me that I have to pay for something that you previously gave me for free? What is this – the Columbia Records & Tapes Club?”
Reports suggest that the White House has declined to pay for the verified badge. The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Politico, Vox, and BuzzFeed are just a few of the big international news organizations that have issued statements saying they won’t be subscribing to Twitter Blue. Twitter also removed the verification badge from The New York Times profile for failing to pay for the subscription.