Twitter replaces egg with genderless head and shoulders icon


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/31/twitter-replaces-egg-with-gend.html


#2

Probably not.


#3

Le Ooof!


#4

Is this real, or a slightly early April Fool’s?

The new icon looks a bit like an A…

It seems about par for the course for Twitter though, but they just did a crappy update to replies yesterday.


#5

Actually, it looks like the egg had its own egg.


#6

I was one of the many people who was fine with being an egg, but I suppose if they really want me to express myself I can find an image to represent me.


#7

They were better off with the egg, even tho i replaced mine with this


#8

If they’re going to force the issue, then fine, I can upload a new pic:


#9

Will it work? No, of course not, that’s just fucking daft logic. Very few non-trolls kept the egg because it was cute and quirky, they kept it because they are either lazy or simply not able to figure out how to change it.

Maybe you twitter folks could find something better to do with your time. Like, oh, I don’t know… fixing the problems with harassment on your social media platform!!! It seems like this was the stupidest “problem” you had to fix at this given time.

But shit, as long as people don’t get to be an egg anymore, all is right with the world…


#10

So the story goes @Jack finally came down the beanstalk and kicked Humpty Dumpty off the wall? But all the Queen’s horses (just ask the Kingsmen), could not put The Orange into the shell again.


#11

Oh! Can I use this too? I was also happy being an egg. Twitter wants me to ‘show’ who I am? Nahh. Thanks though. To that I direct an eye roll so extreme I can see the top of my brain.


#12

Proof that people at twitter lack imagination. This is the obvious followup to the egg avatar…


#13

Surely this will be the end of trolling.


#14

Take that, alt-right!


#15

It’s gonna take more than a vaguely human avatar to make the Twitter Hordes act vaguely human.


#16

Well. That settles that, then…


#17

Egg butt and lemon drop.


#18

So each egg holds a baby basilisk?

Sounds about right.


#19

I thought this one came before the egg.


#20

It’s real. I noticed the other day.