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 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 ...

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

Twitter 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 ...