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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 »

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

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

Max Buondonno (press release) (blog)Twitter is Finally Killing It's Default Egg Profile PicsMax 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 ...and more »

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

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

WccftechTwitter Replaces 'Egg' Default Profile Picture With An Expressive ImageWccftechToday, 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 ...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 Bids Adieu to Egg Avatar - PC Magazine;

Twitter Bids Adieu to Egg Avatar - PC Magazine

PC MagazineTwitter Bids Adieu to Egg AvatarPC MagazineAn 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 ...and more »

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

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

PapermagTwitter Ditches Iconic Egg Avatars In Lame Attempt At Curbing HarassmentPapermagAh, 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 ...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 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 »

Why Is Twitter Ditching The Egg Avatar? - SFGate

Why Is Twitter Ditching The Egg Avatar?SFGateTwitter 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 ...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 infamous egg profile pictures - DigitalSpy.com;

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

DigitalSpy.comTwitter is dropping those infamous egg profile picturesDigitalSpy.comTwitter 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 ...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 »

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

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

The Mercury NewsGoodbye, Twitter eggs! Default profile picture has changedThe Mercury NewsTwitter on Friday said it was changing its default profile picture from an egg to a human silhouette. By Queenie Wong | [email protected] |. PUBLISHED: March 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm | UPDATED: March 31, 2017 at 2:35 pm. Twitter is cracking all ...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 ditches iconic egg default avatar - WTAE Pittsburgh;

Twitter ditches iconic egg default avatar - WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE PittsburghTwitter ditches iconic egg default avatarWTAE PittsburghTwitter is ditching the iconic egg avatar that appears as a default profile picture in favor of a more generic image of a dark gray disembodied head on a light gray background. SOURCE: Twitter/CNN Money. Twitter ditches iconic egg default avatar. CNN |.and more »