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Goodbye, Twitter eggs! Default profile picture changes - SiliconBeat

Twitter is literally cracking all of its eggs in an effort to encourage more users to upload pictures of themselves and be more civil online. When people join the social media site, the default images has been an egg since 2010. It was a fun and ...and more »

Twitter Getting Rid Of The Default Egg Profile Picture That Has A Bad Actor Reputation - Hot Hardware

Twitter is making it a little more difficult to be an anonymous troll. The social media giant is getting rid of its default “egg” profile picture. This default has come to be associated on Twitter with harassment and abuse. According to a Twitter ...and more »

Twitter changes iconic egg profile photo - The Hindu

Popular micro-blogging website Twitter has changed its iconic default egg profile photo to a new neutral human silhouette after seven years as part of an initiative to combat harassment and encourage users to upload their own pictures. The change in ...and more »

Twitter drops 'egg' avatar in attempt to break association with internet trolls - The Guardian

The new default profile photo of a head and shoulders was designed to encourage users to upload their own images, Twitter said. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images. Twitter is abandoning its default “egg” avatar in a bid to shake its association ...and more »

Twitter kills egg avatar instead of hate speech and no this is not an April Fools' joke - Mashable

On Friday — following the unveiling of its messy new replies feature — rather than making strides against the noted hate speech problem on Twitter, the social media platform revealed it would changing its iconic troll default egg avatar to some weird ...and more »

Twitter is getting rid of the egg avatar (because that will totally fix the abuse problem) - TechCrunch

Everyone knows that Twitter has a harassment problem. And while the service has tried things like banning abusive users (both on a temporary and permanent basis) it hasn't really fixed the problem. Today, they're announcing another sweeping change that ...and more »

Twitter aims to break association with 'trolls' by dropping eggs - MobileMarketing Magazine

Twitter is abandoning the default 'egg' avatar for new users in a bid to shake off the association it carries with abusive 'trolls' who set up disposable accounts with the sole aim of harassing other users or spreading misinformation. The social ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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

Sometimes you've gotta crack a few eggs... Twitter's new default avatar is aggressively generic. Twitter hide caption. toggle caption. Twitter. Sometimes you've gotta crack a few eggs... Twitter's new default avatar is aggressively generic. Twitter ...and more »

Twitter kills off the default 'egg' profile picture to help tackle trolling - but users are not impressed -

Twitter has changed its default egg profile picture after the social media giant admitted it had noticed a pattern between accounts which used the image and those which carried out abuse on the site. The simple image, which had been in use since 2010 ...and more »