Here's Why Twitter Did Away With 'The Egg'


The egg is gone. 

You probably have no idea what the hell that sentence means if you've only ever heard of Twitter, but if you're a TOG (Twitter Original Gangster), you, too, are mourning the loss of an icon (pun intended).

The egg, which served as the default photo for new users beginning in 2010, was intended to represent the beginning of your 'bird life' until you fluttered your wings and figured out how to upload your own pic (View profile > Edit profile > Hover over avatar).

In 2017, that egg represented something different: faceless trolls bullying other users, which is why Twitter officially offed 'the egg.'

"We’ve noticed patterns of behavior with accounts that are created only to harass others – often they don’t take the time to personalize their accounts. This has created an association between the default egg profile photo and negative behavior,' according to the Twitter blog.

RIP Twitter egg-- and, hopefully, cyberbullying-- (2010-2017).

Read More: Twitter has replaced it's iconic "egg" avatar for something new and not as cool

Source: Bustle


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