The Twitter Bird is Named Larry (Bird)

July 18, 2013 at 2:00 am 2 comments

Twitter’s bird logo can be found on almost every website that’s been updated in the past five years. Despite its ubiquity, most people don’t realize the bird is named Larry.

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Larry the bird is named after former professional basketball player Larry Bird. Drafted in 1978, Larry Bird played professional basketball for the Boston Celtics for a better part of 23 years.

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So, it’s no surprise that Boston native and twitter cofounder Biz Stone named the company’s bird after an iconic local hero.

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Sources: today.comtwitter.com, wikipedia (Larry Bird), boston.com

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bearfoot  |  July 19, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Remember when this website actually had really intresting stuff you couldn’t find with 5 minutes on google?

    And long detailed entires too.

    Reply
  • 2. kenngo1969  |  December 12, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Chad,

    I enjoy the site. Thank you for the fun, interesting compendium of Americana, trivia, and so on. Many Celtics fans, no doubt, wish that Larry Bird’s legendary career had endured for 23 years. Alas, he played in the National Basketball Association for only 14 years (1978-1992).

    Keep up the great work.

    -Ken

    Reply

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