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Twitter ditches default egg profile photo - SlashGear;

Twitter ditches default egg profile photo - SlashGear

SlashGearTwitter ditches default egg profile photoSlashGearIf 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 ...and more »

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

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

ZDNetRepainting bad eggs won't solve Twitter's leaky bucket problemZDNetDefault 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 ...and more »

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

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

NPRTwitter Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of HarassmentNPRSince 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 ...and more »

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

Twitter drops default egg profile picture over links to online abuseYahoo NewsTwitter 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 ...and more »

Two Important Questions About The New Default Twitter Avatar - Forbes;

Two Important Questions About The New Default Twitter Avatar - Forbes

ForbesTwo Important Questions About The New Default Twitter AvatarForbesTwitter 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 ...and more »

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

Twitter's redesign raises the question: What came first, the troll or the egg?QuartzThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

New York MagazineTwitter Doesn't Want to Be TwitterNew York MagazineThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Breitbart NewsTwitter Changes Default Profile Pictures to 'Inclusive' and 'Gender-Balanced' HeadBreitbart NewsTwitter 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 ...and more »

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

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

ABC10Twitter changes iconic egg avatar, and the internet doesn't like itABC10It 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 ...and more »

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

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

TheStreet.comSay Goodbye to Twitter's Default Egg Profile Picture -- Tech RoundupTheStreet.comTwitter 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 ...and more »

Twitter dumps its default egg avatar - Social Barrel (blog);

Twitter dumps its default egg avatar - Social Barrel (blog)

Social Barrel (blog)Twitter dumps its default egg avatarSocial 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Daily DotTwitter creates most boring image possible to replace its iconic eggThe Daily DotTwitter 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 ...and more »

Why Twitter Got Rid of 'Racist Eggs' - Inverse;

Why Twitter Got Rid of 'Racist Eggs' - Inverse

InverseWhy Twitter Got Rid of 'Racist Eggs'InverseSeven 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 ...and more »

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

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

The DrumTwitter doing away with egg avatar in favor of faceless headThe DrumTwitter 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 ...and more »

Twitter is dropping those default egg profile pictures - DigitalSpy.com;

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

DigitalSpy.comTwitter is dropping those default egg profile picturesDigitalSpy.comTwitter users, say goodbye to those default 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 ...and more »

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

Twitter Updates Default Avatar from Egg to 'Gender-Balanced' FigureTownhallTwitter 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 ...and more »

Twitter Drops the Egg, Default Avatar Gets Replaced - TheWrap

Twitter Drops the Egg, Default Avatar Gets ReplacedTheWrapThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

MacworldTwitter changes its default profile photo from an egg to a human-shaped blobMacworldOn 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 ...and more »

Twitter Egg Icon Traded For A 'Placeholder,' Genderless, Gray Avatar - International Business Times;

Twitter Egg Icon Traded For A 'Placeholder,' Genderless, Gray Avatar - International Business Times

International Business TimesTwitter Egg Icon Traded For A 'Placeholder,' Genderless, Gray AvatarInternational Business TimesTwitter is ditching its egg icon profile photo and is introducing a new gray, genderless avatar, the social media platform announced in a blog post Friday. The previous egg default icon was a “fun and cute” way for people to create accounts without ...and more »

Twitter is killing its egg default avatar in favor of a faceless floating head - Huewire News;

Twitter is killing its egg default avatar in favor of a faceless floating head - Huewire News

Huewire NewsTwitter is killing its egg default avatar in favor of a faceless floating headHuewire NewsTwitter announced today that the company is changing the default avatar for new accounts from the infamous multicolored eggs to a new default profile photo that depicted a gray, genderless image of a person with a vaguely gumdrop-shaped head.and more »