Twitter Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment - NPR

Since 2010, the default avatar on Twitter has been an egg. The idea apparently was that a new user was like a gestating bird, soon to make its first tweet. It was designed to be playful and cute. But over time, Twitter's eggs came to symbolize ...

Twitter drops default egg profile picture over links to online abuse - Yahoo News

Twitter has dropped the egg that serves as its default profile picture because of fears it has become synonymous with online abuse. The company admitted abusive accounts often use the image rather than upload a different one. While acknowledging that ...

Two Important Questions About The New Default Twitter Avatar - Forbes

Twitter made headlines in the tech world today with the announcement that the default avatar is changing from an egg shape to a sort of shapeless human blob silhouette. The move raises two very important questions: “Why?” and “Who cares?” Twitter ...

Twitter's redesign raises the question: What came first, the troll or the egg? - Quartz

The Twitter egg is a joke we never really got. The placeholder avatar for users without a profile photo was supposedly a reference to the bird on Twitter's logo. “This was a playful way to reference how eggs hatch into birds that send all the Tweets ...

Twitter Doesn't Want to Be Twitter - New York Magazine

The Twitter egg — the iconic, simple white ovoid against a flat color background that is the default avatar image for all new users — is an easy marker of someone that you should ignore on Twitter. Because anyone who hasn't uploaded a profile picture ...

Twitter Changes Default Profile Pictures to 'Inclusive' and 'Gender-Balanced' Head - Breitbart News

Twitter has changed the default “egg” profile picture for new users to a new “inclusive” and “gender-balanced” head. In a Friday blog post titled “Rethinking Our Default Profile Photo,” Twitter explained how they settled on the placeholder image for ...

Twitter changes iconic egg avatar, and the internet doesn't like it - ABC10

It has happened. Twitter has ridden it's website of all of those pesky egg profiles. Well, not the profiles themselves, which in recent years has been seen by some as a symbol for online trolls and harassment. No, the website has changed the iconic egg ...

Twitter Replaces 'Egg' Default Profile Picture With An Expressive Image - Wccftech

Today, Twitter announced in a blog post that it is getting rid of the most well-known and iconic egg default profile picture. The blog post is quite extensive and thoroughly explains that it has developed a new profile picture which will take place of ...

Say Goodbye to Twitter's Default Egg Profile Picture -- Tech Roundup - TheStreet.com

Twitter is canning its default profile picture of an egg, as well as altering how it counts tweet lengths. Facebook is adding a personal fundraising feature. Bret Kenwell. Follow. Mar 31, 2017 5:08 PM EDT. Get TheStreet Quant Ratings' exclusive 5-page ...

Twitter Bids Adieu to Egg Avatar - PC Magazine

An egg avatar on Twitter has become synonymous with hateful trolls, so Twitter is making a change. In a blog post Friday, the company acknowledged "an association between the default egg profile photo and negative behavior," which the company said "isn ...

Twitter Ditches Iconic Egg Avatars In Lame Attempt At Curbing Harassment - Papermag

Ah, cyberbullying. Online harassment, especially on Twitter, is a rampant problem that everyone from Monica Lewinsky to Melania Trump (lol) has tried to address. High profile cases like the relentless racist abuse ofGhostbusters actress Leslie Jones ...

Twitter creates most boring image possible to replace its iconic egg - The Daily Dot

Twitter officially replaced its iconic default profile image of an egg with an ordinary human-like blob on Friday. The company said it was time for something that would encourage people to upload their own photos for personal expression. Apparently ...

Why Twitter Got Rid of 'Racist Eggs' - Inverse

Seven years after their introduction in 2010, the Twitter eggs are on their way out. Twitter has announced on its blog that it's going to be introducing a brand new default avatar for users without profile photos of their own. Replacing the eggs will ...

Why Is Twitter Ditching The Egg Avatar? - SFGate

Twitter will be getting rid of its default profile image of the egg. In a blog post, the social media site stated, "It's time for something new -- something that encourages people to upload their own photos for more personal expression.” Twitter's new ...

Twitter doing away with egg avatar in favor of faceless head - The Drum

Twitter hasn't received much recent love for its egg avatar, the one assigned if you don't upload a profile picture. That's why a blog by the company today (March 31) said that Twitter will be “rethinking” its default profile pic. The blog, by Twitter ...

Twitter is dropping those infamous egg profile pictures - DigitalSpy.com

Twitter users, say goodbye to those generic egg profile photos on the various accounts trying to scam you. There's a new creepy avatar in town… The social media giant continued a string of huge changes to its display on Friday (March 31) by announcing ...

Twitter Updates Default Avatar from Egg to 'Gender-Balanced' Figure - Townhall

Twitter announced today that it is replacing their default profile egg avatar with a gray, generic “gender-balanced” figure. Twitter designers explained the process they went through to decide on the new default photo, saying they went through a number ...

Goodbye, Twitter eggs! Default profile picture has changed - The Mercury News

Twitter on Friday said it was changing its default profile picture from an egg to a human silhouette. By Queenie Wong | qwong@bayareanewsgroup.com |. PUBLISHED: March 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm | UPDATED: March 31, 2017 at 2:35 pm. Twitter is cracking all ...

Twitter Drops the Egg, Default Avatar Gets Replaced - TheWrap

The egg is not all it was cracked up to be. At least Twitter must have thought as much. On Friday, the social media company announced they have replaced their egg-shaped default profile icon with a generic, gray, floating head and body — which has ...

Twitter changes its default profile photo from an egg to a human-shaped blob - Macworld

On Friday, Twitter introduced a new default profile picture, switching from the well-known egg to a simple human silhouette. Twitter hopes this change will encourage users to replace the default image with a real photo of themselves, dissuading people ...