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Confirmed: The Twitter bird has a name, Larry, and was named after Larry Bird

Feb 28, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT


We’ve known for some time that the Twitter bird has a name — Larry. But was it named for Google co-founder Larry Page? Or, as I always thought, Larry Fine of the Three Stooges? No, now it can be told — the Twitter logo was named after Larry Bird. MSNBC:

So how’d Larry get his name? Is he named after Google co-founder Larry Page? Or perhaps after Larry the Cable Guy? Maybe Larry King?

No. Larry the Bird is named after former NBA basketball player Larry Bird of Boston Celtics fame.

This detail was confirmed when Peter Stringer — the Boston Celtic’s director of interactive media — asked Twitter co-founder Biz Stone about it in Aug. 2011.


The Twitter bird has a name: Larry [Digital Life Today]

  1. sekkds - Feb 28, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    “Twitter co-founder Larry Page”……. huh??