Twitter simplifies its logo

No longer will you see the text 'twitter' along side the now famous bird logo that we all relate to the 140 character social networking site. Instead, Twitter has decided to simplify their logo by removing all text and representing their site through "a little blue bird."

Users will have perhaps already noticed the changes on the Twitter site: The logo at the top has been altered to accommodate the change in direction. Indeed, Twitter says the bird "will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter. (Twitter is the bird, the bird is Twitter.) There’s no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase “t” to represent Twitter."

For the graphic enthusiasts, Twitter's updated logo is made up of three sets of overlapping circles, similar they say, to how people's social networks interact with others. Some have noticed that the logo looks as though it's been inspired from a comma or quotation mark, but the favourite has to be flipping it 90 degrees to the right to see something looking rather like batman.

The move comes as no surprise as the popularity of the site continues to grow and is a familiarity for most of the world's population, whether they use it or not. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry for example, all have over 21 million followers each.

Source: Twitter Blog

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The article header has a white bird on a blue background, yet the actual bird is blue on a white background.
Is it a white bird, is it a blue bird, could it be either??? Where`s my shotgun

It'll never be gone. It's out there now.
For as long as people want to display the lower case 't' logo on their own blogs/websites to link back to their twitter account. Like myself personally, the 'twitter bird' justs looks silly and immature

Love the new logo. So geometric!.. Its not as fluid as it could be but its still great. A little too sharp or stiff for my taste as something like a bird which should show a lot of freedom.

But love how its flat and minimal.

jbrooksuk said,
This is way old. What the heck?

It is, didnt this happen last week? Why the slow new posting Neowin?

zerbe said,

It is, didnt this happen last week? Why the slow new posting Neowin?

They actually posted this last week... posting it again for some reason.

Does that mean the little "T" icon will be gone? The one that looks like a guy sitting on a toilet reading a newspaper?

Enron said,
Does that mean the little "T" icon will be gone? The one that looks like a guy sitting on a toilet reading a newspaper?

Yep, that's going.

Enron said,
Does that mean the little "T" icon will be gone? The one that looks like a guy sitting on a toilet reading a newspaper?

There is nothing in the "t" logo that looks like a newspaper or a toilet. It looks like a stick figure, but that's about it.

Enron said,
Does that mean the little "T" icon will be gone? The one that looks like a guy sitting on a toilet reading a newspaper?

The "T" logo has been gone for some time now. It was the funny bird with the hair. People just didn't realize. I do like this logo much better though.

mikeyx12 said,

There is nothing in the "t" logo that looks like a newspaper or a toilet. It looks like a stick figure, but that's about it.

It looks like a guy sitting down with his arms out. I just filled in the blanks. Don't most people do their twittering from the bathroom anyway?

Enron said,
Does that mean the little icon will be gone? The one that looks like a guy sitting on a toilet reading a newspaper?

haha never saw it that way until now....what has been seen cannot not be unseen