Twitter removes wallpaper images from profiles


#1

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#2

I’d be curious to know what they were thinking on this one. I could imagine never giving people control over background images, either because I didn’t want to deal with complaints, wanted to reduce the size of page loads, or simply didn’t trust the aesthetic sensibilities that made Myspace such a joy; but pulling them once you have them seems like it is just asking for trouble.

Anyone have an idea bout what might have kicked this off? Some specific incident? A desire to try to emulate Facebook’s success with their reputation for ‘clean design’ during the campaign against Myspace? Some new UI ‘guru’ looking to make his mark?


#3

They probably just want a nice, clean canvas for advertising, coming in 3…2…1…


#4

Twitter can’t seem to decide if they hate their users or third party developers more. Perhaps they should introduce wallpaper tokens. Only so many backgrounds to go around, you know.


#5

Ahhh… I had that Animated GIF there forever… Now it’s gone.


#6

Something something Nick Denton.


#7

Now that is funny


#8

I just changed my background and it returned to everywhere it used to be. I wonder how long it’ll last.


#9

aaaand its gone.


#10

I have been so mad about this. I had some happy dandelions I drew myself as my background. I need my happy dandelions!


#11

Oh man this is gold. I concur. Down with #FFFFFF privilege!


#12

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