Twitter unveils new bird trademark

Twitter unveiled a new "Twitterbird" Wednesday which will be the new trademark symbol for the fast-growing company
Twitter unveiled a new "Twitterbird" Wednesday which will be the new trademark symbol for the fast-growing company.

Twitter unveiled a new "Twitterbird" Wednesday which will be the new trademark symbol for the fast-growing company.

"Over the past six years, the world has become familiar with a little blue bird. The bird is everywhere, constantly associated with the service, and Twitter the company," said creative director Doug Bowman.

"Starting today you'll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird. From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter... There's no longer a need for text, bubbled , or a lowercase 't' to represent Twitter."

The new bird "grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple ," Bowman said.

"This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles -- similar to how your networks, interests and ideas connect and intersect with peers and friends. Whether soaring high above the earth to take in a broad view, or flocking with other birds to achieve a common purpose, a bird in flight is the ultimate representation of freedom, hope and limitless possibility."

Twitter, which allows its members to post brief comments, links or pictures, claims to have more than 140 million active users, with the largest number being in the United States.

A recent survey found one out of seven Americans who go online use Twitter and eight percent do it every day.


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Jun 08, 2012
Sadly, it is not going to stop!
A one second distraction can result in catastrophe,
and the 'clock' cannot be turned-back!

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