But Twitter recently revealed it had shut down more than 375,000 accounts in the second half of 2016 because of abuse or hate-filled content.
In a Friday blog post titled "Rethinking Our Default Profile Photo", Twitter explained how they settled on the placeholder image for new users. The attributes it was aiming for include generic, universal, serious, unbranded, temporary, and inclusive. Now, for those people who haven't uploaded profile photos, instead of seeing a white oval inside a bright colored square, you'll see a generic silhouette of a dark gray head and shoulders against a light gray background.
The previous egg default icon was a "fun and cute" way for people to create accounts without their own photo, Twitter said. Don't worry, ovate friends; no matter what avatar Twitter tries to smooth things over with, you'll always be eggs to us.
Sanford: Trump threatened to back a primary challenger
Is the so-called "Trump Bump" back on Wall Street? "It may allow a child to get his way, but that's not how our government works". There's a bit of a Twitter war going on today between President Donald Trump and Idaho 1 District Congressman Raul Labrador.
Twitter has struggled to grow its monthly active users and now revenue growth is struggling as well. "As part of our work to bring these ideas into the product, we realised it was time to change the default profile photo, to help prompt more self-expression", the post said. We additionally considered a simple, line-based pattern to try something without a figure. One problem with the ovule is that it's come to represent "negative behavior" for many users, and Twitter doesn't want to let that prevent new users from expressing themselves. The design team took the circle head from the bathroom signs and altered it a bit because the "image felt overly masculine". The shoulder width, the overall height, and the head shape were adjusted, making it unclear what the figure's gender is. It got to the point where "Twitteregg" became a derogatory phrase.
Perhaps the eggs were ready to be cracked when Twitteradded functionality earlier this month to filter out tweets from accounts that had the default avatar. In other words, enough of the fluff - we need real change, Twitter.
This inevitably led to cancellations, which, in turn, created a number of complaints from the frustrated riders and drivers. The driver is then updated with this new location and they can re-route accordingly.
In its budget, Ottawa is proposing to integrate them into a new Strategic Innovation Fund with $ 1.26 billion over five years. Last December, one auto union leader estimated the combined public investments could reach hundreds of millions of dollars.
Three policemen were among the dead while the rest were civilians, and a number of police were also wounded, the officials said. At least 15 people were killed on Wednesday when a suicide truck bomb exploded near a checkpoint in Baghdad .
Like Trump, Freedom Caucus members consider themselves anti-establishment, and many were strong supporters during the election. There are about three dozen members of the House Freedom Caucus, comprising about 15% of the 237 House Republicans.
The CGST will give powers to the Centre to levy tax after excise and service taxes and additional customs duty are subsumed. Jaitley said care will have to be taken to ensure that the various provisions in the GST bills are not misused.
It blocks cities from enacting LGBT protections and prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice. The NBA also moved its All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of HB2 The game was held in New Orleans this season.
PwC accountants Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were in charge of handing out the winning envelopes to presenters at the ceremony. But most notably, there will be a "removal of electronic devices from backstage", according to Boone Isaacs.
In the United States, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 34 cents, or 0.7 percent, at $48.71 a barrel. Crude-oil stockpiles rose a less-than-expected 900,000 barrels last week by the government's count.
Facebook has since taken down the video, but her mother showed WGN News four screens grabs that are too graphic for TV. Police said that of the 40 people who watched the Facebook video, shockingly none had reported the matter to them.
Both Bluetooth and USB keyboards and mice to all modern Android devices too, but this is a different experience entirely. But there's a major caveat: Bixby will work only with selected Samsung apps, including the photo gallery and messages.
Self-Driving Car Crash Comes Amid Debate About Regulations
The fleet of automated cars in Phoenix, Pittsburgh and San Francisco were pulled off streets the day after the crash occurred. Uber said it is investigating the incident and that there were no passengers in the back seat of the self-driving vehicle .
Mexican state prosecutor held on drug charges in NYC case
Edgar Veytia, the attorney general in Mexico's western state of Nayarit, was arrested Monday at the U.S. border in San Diego. He was arrested Monday at a border crossing in San Diego after he was flagged for an open federal warrant issued in NY .
Venezuela Supreme Court assumes Congress role
Under the law, the government needs legislative approval to launch joint ventures with private oil companies. This post was syndicated from Breaking News, Nigeria News and World News - The Guardian Nigeria.
City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policies
Trump critics said the White House rhetoric is serving as intimidation to get local police to enforce federal immigration laws . Cities well-known for their "sanctuary" status include Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City , Los Angeles , and many others.
Sean Spicer Is Being Extra Nice to April Ryan
In fact, Spicer is nearly always testy with at least one reporter through the course of any press briefing. He may have come off as agitated, but Spicer did get in one of the best lines of his tenure.
Juno orbiter races by Jupiter on fourth science pass
Following its 20 months in orbit, Juno will crash land on the planet whilst also offering a never before look at its atmosphere. Juno's mission is to measure Jupiter's composition, gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere.
CBS eyeing Cowboys' Tony Romo to replace Phil Simms
Given the interest he reportedly is drawing from Fox and CBS Sports , he certainly has options apart from staying in the NFL. Romo's future in the league has been a mystery for quite some time, and it doesn't appear that will change any time soon.
India to play Pakistan in Dubai later this year?
We will discuss the venue and other factors regarding the series once we meet in the Capital on April 9 during the SGM, ' he said. Confirming the news, MV Sridhar was quoted saying by The Indian Express , "Yes, India would be sending a team to the tournament".
Final Fantasy 14's Free Trial Isn't Limited To 14 Days Any More
The new version of the trial extends to new and lapsed players alike and doesn't limit you in anything until you reach level 35 . However, that 14-day limit is now being removed , giving players more time and freedom to explore the game before subscribing.
Pakistan allows Gen. Sharif to head 39-nation force
While speaking at the conference, he said that it had become essential for countries to secure the sea routes after 9/11 attack. Khawaja Asif also disclosed that advisory committee session of 39-nation military alliance of Muslim states may be held in May.