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Armin Vit of Brand New takes a look at the new Twitter bird (angled ever so slightly further upward, and now roosting in our top header bar) and notes the iconic power its achieved in short order:

Twitter has achieved in less than six years what Nike, Apple, and Target took decades to do: To be recognizable without a name, just an icon.

From the comments:

We know we’re in trouble if they spend too much time redesigning the Fail Whale.

— Joshua Benton
                                   
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