twitter and linkedin both made changes to how user profiles are displayed this week. a lot of twitter users had already switched over. however, as of this week, the new twitter user profiles became the default for everyone. what does it mean for the average user? (changes on linkedin will be covered in a separate post)
twitter user profiles get prettier
twitter has dressed up user profile pages with what they’re calling “header” images. yes, it does look a lot like facebook’s cover picture! Here’s the old version and the one pushed to all users this week:
definitely an improvement, but I think our friend joe is still showing too much gray. what if he tarted up his twitter profile like this guy
strike up the band- julio is looking seriously nationwide. julio did something else pretty smart. there’s no option to change the color of the text in the twitter profile, so he faded out the header image overall and shaded the image darker below the text.
Compare to this version. jenn got the memo about header images, but the background makes the text difficult to read. jenn is certainly better looking than julio, but her profile looks like white shoes after labor day – tsk, tsk.
here’s the official twitter video with a walkthrough on the change: