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Twitter Debuts New Look for Profiles on the Today Show

Twitter's new look.

Remember when Twitter was a mere fringe hobby, beloved by early adopters but mystifying to everyone else? Well, today we got a clear-as-a-bell reminder that those days are long gone, when the company took to the Today Show to introduce a new look.

Users can now add a header photo, and recent images have been relocated into their own snazzy box.

“What we’ve heard over and over again from our users is they want to bring more of their personality to the profile pages,” explained CEO Dick Costolo. “So today’s changes are all about bringing that personality forward, more media forward, more photos forward, so it’s much easier to see these media experiences and flip through them.” Read More

This Happened

TwitPic CTO Hits ‘Unsubscribe’ on the Passage of Time

Like the sailor he resembles, Mr. Corona has learned to read the sun. (Photo: Twitter)

From bouncy balls as desk chairs to an app that automatically tweets your weight once a week, it’s no secret that tech entrepreneurs are rather eccentric. They seem to operate in their own special universe, one where meetings are held at sushi restaurants and dogs roam the office freer than test engineers.

But TwitPic CTO Steve Corona appears to have penned what is truly the reducto ad absurdam of CTO blog posts. Mr. Corona, so enshrouded in his own self-made bubble, has decided to literally eschew time. Someone has been reading The Sound and the Fury recently, hasn’t he? Read More

Twitter Trouble

TSA Screener Busted After Blogger’s TwitPic of “Get Your Freak On” Note Goes Viral

Get Your Freak On Note

Jill Filipovic—she of the daily feminism essential-reading blog Feministe—recently took a trip through one of our nation’s great airports. When she got off the plane, she found a note in her bag. She Tweeted the note, it went viral, and the TSA has now publicly acknowledged it and the disciplinary action being taken against the TSA screener who put it there. So what was the note? Read More