Twitter eggs have finally hatched, and from their shells have emerged amorphous human blobs.
The egg has been Twitter's default profile picture for seven years, but recently it has taken on a new meaning beyond the cute bird motif.
Responses from Twitter users were typically mixed, with many urging the site to keep the eggs, while one person commented: "Evil has a new face". The new default photo - a faceless head on a gray background - feels more like "an empty state or placeholder", Twitter says, "and we hope it encourages people to upload images that express yourself".
Since 2010, the egg has been the avatar given to new users on Twitter. But future social-media historians looking for ways to divide eras of Twitter could do worse than check March 2017.
'People have come to associate the circle head with masculinity, and because of this association, we felt that it was important to explore alternate head shapes, ' Twitter shared. This is unfair to new users, the company reasoned, because it puts them in negative light too. That's because Twitter has replaced the default egg picture, now associated with trolls and more obnoxious, abusive accounts, with a gender neutral figure. The site also noticed that people who only use Twitter to harass others were keeping the egg, creating an "association" between the egg and bad behavior. Then again, the problem doesn't exactly go away entirely, so it'll be interesting to see whether this change makes a difference or not.
Twitter welcome any feedback on the design, which you can provide here.
Everybody knows that Twitter has a harassment predicament - and while the service has attempted things like banning brutal account users (both on a provisional and permanent basis), it hasn't absolutely settled the concern.
It gave three reasons for the change to a generic, faceless gray head and shoulders.
First and foremost, this action comes on the heels of last year's brand refresh, which saw the social network minimize the thematic aspect of Twitter and emphasize its functionality.
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