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‘Wtf is X’ is Trending on X – a.k.a Twitter

Recent changes on Twitter sparked a controversy on the Twitter platform. Users expressed their sentiments regarding the change from a blue bird lo an X – as seen in the phone and laptop screens.
Photo by BoliviaInteligente on Unsplash
Photo by BoliviaInteligente on Unsplash
August 1, 2023 4:08 am

The keywords ‘Wtf is X’ trends on Twitter as the recent efforts in rebranding implemented new changes on the app’s user interface – Twitter users actively responded to these changes with mixed reactions. 

Twitter users expressed their sentiments saying that their Twitter suddenly changed into ‘X’ and kept on asking where the famous blue bird logo went.

Even the app logo to be clicked on everyone’s smart phones was replaced by the new ‘X’, hence, the reactions behind the tweets saying “Wtf is X”.

Another tweet went viral airing out a candid reaction to the sudden changes in the app. Twitter users found these tweets relatable and expressed their similar reactions.

The famous blue bird logo seems to have made a sentimental impact to Twitter users. Besides, this is the logo that they got used to seeing – the logo designed in 2012 definitely made its impact and will definitely be remembered.

After Elon Musk announced the official rebranding of Twitter, he tweeted “If a good enough X logo is posted tonight, we’ll make go live worldwive tomorrow.”

Moments after his tweet, he posted a 3-second video teaser showcasing the new logo. Not long enough, he tweeted a poll asking users to pick the new default platform color – the platform color was changed to black with 74.8% votes.

In response to the logo replacement, Martin Grasser, one of the designers of the blue bird, bid his farewell to the blue bird.

In recent reports, the “sweeping rebrand” from Elon Musk, the owner of the platform, includes the launching of a new domain name X.com, though Twitter.com is still accessible.

In addition, it was reported that the motive behind the transition from the twitter brand is Elon’s vision of turning the platform into an “everything app.” The new logo also made its debut at the roof of Twitter’s headquarters, but was quickly taken down.

Throughout the years, people have been used to seeing the blue bird on their phones and laptop screens. Understandably, people were caught by surprise because they have yet to be familiar with the new changes. 

We have yet to see more changes as Elon’s vision come to life – this transition is definitely one for the books.

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Written by Andy Hoo
Andy is an investigative tech journalist at Gold Penguin. Besides being a journalist with the heart and mind for truth and credibility, he is also a passionate content creator who loves making informative and recreational videos. He writes all types of news in the technology & AI industry.
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