We were almost "smmsaging" not tweeting

We were almost “smmsaging” not tweeting

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Nick Bilton, writer of Hatching Twitter blogs about early iterations of Twitter logos names including “Twitch,” “Friendstalker” (ugh) and “Smssy.”

Founder Biz Stone threw a bunch into the pile but it was co-founder Noah Glass who pushed the rather awful green blob of a logo that they used for a while until the bubble writing blue twitter was taken up. Note that it was voweless twttr for a while.

All these have happily now been utterly superseded by the twitter bird which stands out as the best logo of any of the big internet boys currently.

via Nick Bilton

A Biz Stone draft

A Biz Stone draft

Glass's early utilised blob logo

Glass’s early utilised blob logo

Previous now defunct wordmark

Previous now defunct wordmark

 

The current logo

The current logo