Wednesday, April 5, 2017


The Twitter egg cannot be broken. On Friday, Twitter quietly removed the egg as the default avatar, replacing it with a silhouette on a gray background. 

The egg avatar had become synonymous with trolls, a problem that continues to haunt Twitter. Twitter wanted to move away from the egg's negative imagery, so it introduced the new silhouette. 

The superficial change hasn't done much to stop harassment on Twitter. As Twitter tries to get rid of the egg avatar, people are fighting back by changing their profile photo to the egg picture, which first hatched on the social network in 2010. On Twitter, a small group of people are starting the #EggRebellion, purposely changing their profile pictures to the egg despite Twitter's changes.

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