Twitter is one of the very important and active social networks out there which allow high profiles celebrities, brands, companies, talented individuals and any other twitter users to share their thoughts in 280 characters or less. But have you ever been curious to why Twitter logo seems like a bird?
On this article; you will discover the wow history of changes that had been made to twitter logos in the past as well as what the bird design means in the logo.
In the beginning – twitter History Timeline
With more than 500 million users, the social media giant Twitter had really come a long way since March 2006 to become one of the 10 most popular visited websites in the world today.
However it wouldn’t be surprising that in the beginning; Twitter wasn’t even been called twitter and does not have the blue bird logo.
On March 21st, 2006 Jack Dorsey – founder of Twitter announced in a tweet saying;
just setting up my twttr— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) March 21, 2006
And that’s the beginning of Twitter. Below are the modifications made to twitter logo during the launch and after.
1st Phase – Green Twttr Logo during Launch
The mocked-up logo used ahead of the launch was designed by co-founder Noah Glass in which the logo was sort like an ugly snort-green logo.
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2nd Phase – Twitter Blue Design Without the Bird
Later on for the official launch which happened to be on July 15, 2006; the twitter logo design project was given to a designer named Linda Gavin whom was given a day deadline for the design project.
It was Linda Gavin who later came up with the blue twitter logo shown below.
3rd Phase – Twitter Bird With Blue Color Logo
The bird design added just after the blue alphabet “twitter” logo was brought to existence around Sepetember 2010. This was the beginning of the use of the bird icon on twitter logo. Twitter was during that period represented with an alphabet logo with a bird icon beside it.
4th Phase – Twitter Bird Logo in Full
This fourth phase is the current logo that which the social network – twitter still use till today as at of December 16th, 2019.
And the inspiration as well as the design of this logo came up on June 5 in the year 2012. “The Twitter Bird is said to be based on a mountain bluebird according to Douglas Bowman who happened to be Twitter Designer revealed.
Why is the Twitter Symbol a Bird?
To me – I think the twitter symbol of a bird represents a character who loves to chatter. Or what do you think?