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Before X, Twitter got its name from a dictionary

Posted on AllSides July 24th, 2023
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The social media giant and disrupter that became Twitter got its start using one of the most low-tech and rudimentary devices there is: a dictionary. Co-founder and former chief executive Jack Dorsey said that the branding of the blue bird was crucial to the platform’s success. Tech is not your friend. We are. Sign up for The Tech Friend newsletter. Now, billionaire and reluctant owner Elon Musk has begun changing the company’s name to a simple “X” on a black-and-white background, he announced Sunday. Musk has said that he wants...

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