#TweetFur

#TweetFur

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Updated Aug 12, 2020 at 07:28AM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added Jan 03, 2019 at 12:28PM EST by Adam.

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About

#TweetFur is a hashtag used by Furry artists on Twitter in tweets featuring illustrations of the blue bird Twitter icon as an anthropomorphic character.

Origin

On December 31st, 2018, Twitter user @fluffysmolcloud tweeted a screenshot of the Twitter Brand Guidelines that stated "Don't anthropomorphize the logo," along with an anthropomorphized drawing of the logo, gaining over 2,800 retweets within four days.[1] The following day, @fluffysmolcloud tweeted the hashtag "#TweetFur"[2] along with another drawing of the character. Within three days, tweet gained over 1,300 retweets and 5,400 likes (shown below).


cloudie but tweetfur @fluffysmolcloud Follow ok twitter morp haciz 4:53 PM-31 Dec 2018 2,838 Retweets 10,120 Likes cloudie but tweetfur@fluffysmolcloud twitter, do ur thing . Jan1 lets get this goin #TweetFur

Spread

In the coming days, many other users contributed their drawings of the Twitter bird as an anthropomorphic creature with the hashtag #TweetFur. Popular examples include a tweet by @sindenbock that gained over 560 retweets and 2,000 likes (shown below, left) and a tweet by @Kallulily that gained over 80 retweets and 550 likes (shown below, right).


SINDENBocK Follow @sindenbock we gon make her into a cute burb waifu whether you like it or not #TweetFur Kallie King Follow @Kallulily Don't forget shes going to take away the like button #tweetfur 4:11 AM -2 Jan 2019

Other users made jokes about the trend by showing pictures of other famous blue birds. For example, user @cinnamonrolldj posted an image of the Pokémon Articuno (shown below, left). User @friedVHS posted a picture of Jewel from the animated film Rio (shown below, right).


T4 Merry Team Skull Grun-4 @cinnamonrolldj na #Tweet Fur 1:29 PM-2 Jan 2019 GANGSTA VHS @friedVHS Follow #Tweet Fur 8:52 AM-2 Jan 2019

On January 3rd, @flufflysmolcloud clarified that they had not created the original drawing, but were the first person to post it on Twitter. They credited the drawing to user @rokirokinorooru (shown below).


Cloude but tweetfur Follow efluffysmolcloud tweetfur origins all credit to @rokirokinorooru i only got known bc of its spread. i did NOT actually create this meme yall blame it on nikki pls//hit tweetfur p--- artist L YALL . Don't anthropomorphize the logo. MICICANTEVEN DRAIN Anymgie The basics 4:59 PM-3 Jan 2019

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External References

[1] Twitter – @fluffysmolcloud

[2] Twitter – @fluffysmolcloud

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