Flip & Rotate

With Facebook going public and Twitter announcing it has switched to the bird (outlawing certain behaviour), these two unique social networks have more in common than you might think. Here are the familiar icons, after flipping horizontally and rotating 180°:

Update: Buzzfeed spun this as a conspiracy and picked this up and added a better visualization:

The most common criticism I’ve received is that this is no big deal and “duh, so what if f and t look similar upside down”. Well, I don’t think that is the entire story because it is only applicable to lowercase f and t and you still have to have to flip AND rotate because just turning upside down doesn’t cut it.

Update #2: Buzzfeed has feeds in the footer of several other prominent sites. Here are two worth mentioning:

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