Twitter Tuesday: Of profile pictures

Jul 25, 2012 · 2 min read

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You can upload a picture on your profile on Twitter. The picture is shown by each one of your Tweets and of course on your profile page as well.

It's part of how your followers identify you and your Tweets, as they skim their Twitter feed. Therefore it's recommended to have a distinct picture and not to change it too often. Headshots are usually the best, some use logos as well. The problem with logos is they don't show personality and people like to follow and communicate with people.

I highly recommend to upload a profile picture, if you want to actively use the service. The profiles which have the default icon are usually seen as spam or inactive. I for one don't tend to follow accounts without a custom profile picture.

Beginners, FYI: When you want to upload a profile picture, go to Settings > Profile and upload a picture there. The pictures are viewed mostly in small size and square, so keep that in mind when you choose the picture for your account.

Photo by Steve A Johnson under Creative Commons license.

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Suomeksi (In Finnish): 

Voit ladata Twitteriin profiilikuvan itsestäsi. Tämä kuva näkyy jokaisen viestisi yhteydessä. Profiilikuvan avulla seuraajasi tunnistavat sinut ja viestisi massasta. Siksi suosittelen lataamaan kuvan ja olemaan vaihtamatta sitä turhan usein. Kasvokuvat toimivat yleensä parhaiten, jotkut käyttävät logoja. Logojen suhteen on hyvä muistaa, että ihmiset tykkäävät kommunikoida ihmisten kanssa ja logot ovat aika persoonattomia siinä mielessä. Suosittelen lataamaan profiilikuvan. Ne tilit, joilla on käytössä vain oletuskuva nähdään usein epäaktiivisina tai spämmääjinä. Uusille tiedoksi: Kun haluat ladata profillikuvan, mene asetuksissa kohtaan Profiili ja lataa kuva sinne. Ota huomioon: Kuvat nähdään yleensä pieninä ja neliskulmaisina.

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