Until today, I never knew that I had been disrespecting Twitter's logo by referring to it as "the Twitter bird." Apparently, the bird has a name, and it's Larry.
Twitter's API guy Ryan Sarver tweeted this just a little while ago. It shows Twitter designer Doug Bowman talking about the evolution of the Twitter logo. Check out the name:
— Ryan Sarver (@rsarver) February 27, 2012
There's no direct confirmation that the Bird is named Larry the Bird in honor of Boston Celtic great Larry Bird, but come one - that's gotta be it, right?
This isn't the first time that someone at Twitter has referred to their logo as Larry, but it's one of the very few times. I had absolutely no idea - did you?
— Twitter (@twitter) March 2, 2011
As far as finding out what kind of little blue bird Larry is, we're out of luck:
I'll just assume the the Facebook "thumbs up" has a name as well. Maybe Roger, or Gene.[Matthew Ingram via Business Insider]