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12:33 am on Jun 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am using a company logo for our twitter account, but am seriously considering a change to a pic of myself. Anyone have any experience on this?
10:44 am on June 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I think it depends on what you're doing. If you're primarily sending material, like a news service or support, the logo is fine. It's a great branding tool. If you're interacting, the face of a human is more preferable, imho.
3:17 pm on July 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It really depends on how you want to be perceived. I personally think that using a face is a good idea just because it seems a bit easier to connect with people on a personal level.
3:00 am on July 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Think about it from your potential audience's perspective. I usually don't follow accounts with a non-human name and definitely don't follow those with a salesy name. The relevance of their tweets is the next criterion for me. If self-promotion exceeds the rest, I don't follow. The actual avatar is the last of my considerations. Most brands I follow show their logos, as they have more than one person tweeting on their behalf. Self-employed professionals usually have their own photos, which works for me. In this group, someone using a non-photo avatar tends to irritate me.
6:15 am on Oct 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Given the dubious quality of internet anonymity, there's little chance that I will be posting pix of myself online anytime soon. I'm less concerned with advancing my ego than I am with preserving my hide.
7:00 am on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

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by my point of view you should use your pic, it helps get familiar with other users so, they can follow you.
4:11 am on Nov 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I use logos for corporate accounts and photos for private accounts. Find a good one and stick with it. When you're following a lot of people it's best to be consistent with the image so that when you show up in peoples' streams they have a chance of remembering you.
3:50 am on Jan 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I will prefer Company Logo as the profile picture, it will promote your Company Logo also.
7:46 am on Jan 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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A logo would be beneficial if you are using twitter for official use. If the account is personal and bears your name, then it should have your pic.
8:13 pm on Feb 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Logo will be perfect if it really is more than a branding image, it needs to perfectly depict what is your business
so at the first glance users will know ahead of time what to expect.