The Twitter Ouroboros


Ouroboros

For those who don’t know, the ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon devouring its own tail. While it’s roots date back to Egypt, it’s also a prominent symbol in ancient Indian, Roman, Greek, and Norse cultures. As the image suggests, it’s often associated with cyclicality – beginning and end, life and death, etc. While this image appears in several mythologies, it’s also linked to an alchemical text by Cleopatra the Alchemist from 2nd century Alexandria as well as the chemical structure of the hydrocarbon Benzene. It’s associated with very important elements of life.

So how did Twitter manage to accomplish the same thing in a much different way?

TwitterOuroboros

Is this Twitter’s way of telling me I need to watch myself?

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Have something to add?