The blue silhouette of a small bird perched in mid-flight is Twitter’s signature image, and one of the Internet’s most ubiquitous icons.
While most people would recognise the Twitter bird, few realise that it actually does have a name. The bird is affectionately named “Larry”, in honour of former NBA basketballer Larry Bird, of Celtics fame.
The human Larry is now the general manager of the Indiana Pacers.
Source: sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/twitter-logo-named-larry-bird-005145351.html [Last accessed July 2012]
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