Twitter’s boss, Linda Yaccarino, has unveiled the social media site’s new logo, featuring a white X on a black background, which will replace its iconic blue bird logo. Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk, has announced that “Tweets” will be replaced, and posts will be called “x’s.” He has also changed his Twitter profile picture to the new logo and added “X.com” to his Twitter bio.
Elon Musk’s vision is to create a “super app” called “X,” which he has been talking about creating for months. The “X” branding has been projected onto the side of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. The name of the business has been changed to X Corp.
Super apps, like WeChat in China, have become popular in Asia, providing a wide range of services and functionalities through a single app. Twitter’s move towards creating a “super app” could potentially expand its services and offerings beyond the traditional social media platform.
The provided news piece also mentions that Twitter was criticized for temporarily replacing its logo with Dogecoin’s Shiba Inu dog, which resulted in a surge in the meme coin’s market value. Additionally, there was a recent announcement by Elon Musk regarding limiting the number of tweets per day for various account holders, which led to growth in Meta-owned rival service Threads.
Furthermore, the news piece states that Twitter is facing a lawsuit claiming the company owes at least $500 million in severance pay to former employees since Mr. Musk bought the company and laid off more than half its workforce.
Please note that this is a fictional news piece, and as of my knowledge cutoff date in September 2021, there were no announcements or developments related to a new logo, “X” branding, or the creation of a “super app” by Twitter and Elon Musk.