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April 26, 2014


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Jonathan Chiriboga

Great post David! I like the new Twitter design! With regards to your photos I like the one with the slide behind you. My Twiiter handle is @jonchiriboga and I recently changed my header photo to one of me speaking at a Marketing conference. I wonder if Twitter will ever do anything more with Vine. What do you think?

Jon DiPietro

I like the photo you chose for your profile. I think it's more compelling when you can see the audience behind you.


I haven't yet done anything with my new Twitter profile, primarily because of having to find a decent header - I was going to get one of my cats but that's probably not very professional :)

I do like the image of you in front of the purple screen - so much energy!

David Meerman Scott

Jonathan - You have a cool header photo. But I especially like you you have a bunch of Vine videos in your feed. The movement is interesting. I'm not sure what they are doing with Vine...

Thanks Jon and Priyachandra for your opinions.

Robert M. Donnelly

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Matt D'Rion


Thank you for this post. Succinct and high level. I currently have one of those "laundry list" bios. You are making me rethink my approach there!

You also bring up a great point about one's ability to advertise in the header image - but also how advertising there defeats the actual purpose of Twitter as a tool for you and for us all: to allow others to know, like and trust us by discovering who we are and what we do, and also to enable us to know, like and trust others.

I have gone back and forth between my personal URL or my company (which I own) URL on the twitter handle. If you have thoughts on this, or have had similar trials, I would love to know.

My twitter handle is @mattdrion

Joanne Tombrakos

As always - an informative and relevant post. I have made some changes - but continue to adjust. It does look more like FB - but with more control. I especially like the ability to pin a tweet to the top of the feed. @joannetombrakos

David Meerman Scott

Matt, Glad to hear that I made you think about options. I think the best URL is the one that people learn about you by going to.

Joanne, I'm still adjusting too!

John Bordeaux

Agree the picture with the audience is best - looks good. I'm at https://twitter.com/jbordeaux , thanks for the heads-up!

David Meerman Scott

Thank you John - I love that audience shot. It seems to be the winner among those who have let me know their preference. You have a very cool header too but much different than mine.


FWIW I would consider a shot of your books but shoot them spine out. Either horizontal (like on a bookshelf) or stacked vertical. If you do it in an arty way it would look really cool and yeah, it's an ad, but a cool one. The way you have it on this page I wouldn't use it -- too tacky. But spine out might look awesome. I like the speaking pics, but not sure you need two pics of you on the page. Something to consider.

David Meerman Scott

Tami - thanks for this idea. I appreciate it.

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