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Twitter’s bird logo is named Larry after Larry Bird

Some people could have been using Twitter for years without realizing that the site’s bird logo actually has a name. Yup, the Twitter bird is named Larry. Also news to me: the bird was named after Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird.

Digital Life (via Off the Bench) wrote a story about the Twitter bird Tuesday, and in their story they included an exchange from last August between the Celtics’ director of interactive media and one of Twitter’s co-founders.

The Celtics employee asked if the Twitter bird was named after Larry Bird, and the answer was “yes it is!”

In light of the revelation, we’re awaiting confirmation that the Twitter fail whale is named Glen after former Celtics forward, Glen Davis.


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  • Anonymous

    My Dad’s name was Larry.  A fine name for a bird.  Right, Larry?