Twitter ditches default egg profile photo - SlashGear

If you joined Twitter at any point in the last several years, there's a good chance the default 'egg' profile photo is the only one you've ever known. The egg, while fitting with the service's bird-themed logo, has become synonymous with abusive trolls ...

Repainting bad eggs won't solve Twitter's leaky bucket problem - ZDNet

Default Twitter profiles over the years... Image credit: Twitter. Twitter users were shocked today when thousands of eggs disappeared, but cosmetic changes are unlikely to fix the service's main problem, which is retaining new users. It's what's known ...

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 is Finally Killing It's Default Egg Profile Pics - Max Buondonno (press release) (blog)

Twitter wants you to stop talking about eggs. The company today announced that they're getting rid of the default egg profile picture for new users in favor of a gray human silhouette, something common amongst other social networks who's users don't ...

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 dumps its default egg avatar - Social Barrel (blog)

Twitter has ditched its default egg avatar, and is replacing it with the image of a genderless person. The company made the announcement today in a blog post where it explained some of the reasons that inspired its action. According to the social media ...

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 ...

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 ...