The Twitter Bird Has A Name
World, meet Larry.
While most of us have (unfortunately) become well-acquainted with Twitter's "Fail Whale," it's likely we aren't on a first-name basis with the site's official mascot, Larry the bird.
Ryan Sarver, product manager for Twitter's Platform/API team, mentioned Larry's name in a tweet on February 27. The tweet featured a picture of Twitter's creative director Douglas Bowman speaking about Larry the bird's evolution since the site was founded in 2006.
While this latest name-drop is getting some attention, this isn't the first time it's been mentioned or noticed.
One Twitter shortcut released with the site's latest redesign in December is a slight nod to the bird. Twitter wrote on its blog on February 16, "You can quickly close all expanded Tweets by pressing 'L' (as in Larry) on your keyboard."
[hat tip, Business Insider]