Here at Twibbon Towers, one of the most common pieces of feedback we get is that sometimes your profile picture is made small or blurry after adding a Twibbon.
As Twitter and Facebook only allowed us to take a 200x200px version of your profile picture for adding a Twibbon to, your previously large avatars were saved at that size when we placed the Twibbon on top of them.
Recently however, both Twitter and Facebook have allowed us to download a 400x400px version of your profile picture.
Upon news of this update, we’ve moved quickly to now ensure that all new Twibbons are uploaded at this larger size. So now when you support a campaign with a larger Twibbon, you’re profile picture will now save at 400x400px – that’s 4 times bigger than before!
For campaign creators, this means that you can now upload higher resolution Twibbons for your supporters to add. Simply:
Login to Twibbon using your Facebook or Twitter account (the one you used to create your Campaign)
In the header, click on ‘Manage Campaigns’ in the drop-down menu beside your name
Click on ‘Manage’ beside the Campaign you wish to upload a Twibbon to
Underneath the heading ‘Twibbon’, click on ‘Upload Twibbon’
In the window that appears, browse for your Twibbon image, select it, and click ‘Upload the Twibbon’
In the lead up to Thursday’s historic referendum, over 170,000 people have added 323,000 Twibbons to their profile pictures online to show their support for the Yes & No campaigns.
A Twibbon is a small image that users can add to their profile pictures on Facebook or Twitter. By changing their profile picture to include a ‘Yes’ or ‘No thanks’ icon, people can display their allegiance for either side of the referendum in a simple but effective & lasting way.
While the polls show a dead heat between the 2 campaigns, the vast majority of those adding a Twibbon are supporting the Yes campaign, with 128,000 supporters compared to 43,000 on the No side.
As well as members of the public, various celebrities and politicians have also added a Twibbon to their profile pictures, meaning that tens of millions of friends and followers have seen the Twibbons in their news feeds on Facebook and Twitter (many times the population of Scotland!).
“Twibbon is the perfect tool for political campaigners looking to virally spread and gain support for their campaign across Facebook & Twitter, and that has been proven yet again”, said Twibbon founder, Bob Thomson. “With such a large and passionate set of supporters on both sides of the debate, we expect even more Twibbons to be added in the final few days before the vote.”
With such incredible levels of support on both sides, it remains to be seen whether the split of Twibbons added will reflect reality come Friday morning.
The Brazilian General Election will be held this year on the 5th of October and in preparation many of the candidates for both the General Election and the Federal State are creating Pro Campaigns on Twibbon to help gather support in their political journey.
If you would like to support your chosen nominee this is the place to come; we will update the nominees daily as they create their Campaigns so check back here to see if your candidate is represented here.
The Indonesian presidential elections have been causing quite a stir this week with almost 300,000 supports across 4 different Campaigns all getting behind Pilih Jokowi. What makes the figures more outstanding is that the Campaigns were only created a week ago!
His opponents in the race have achieved some healthy support also. The Campaigns supporting Prabowo-Hatta have also achieved great numbers with 52k supports across 3 Campaigns.
Jokowi himself posted on Facebook to encourage his followers to support the Twibbon Campaign
News on the Jakarta Post claims that Prabowo-Hatta are slightly ahead in the polls, but we will need to wait until July 9th to find out who is elected!
April 2nd was a red-letter day for promoting awareness around autism. Turning over 130,000 profile pictures blue in a single day our most popular Campaign was the Autism Speaks one celebrating Light It Up Blue. Using the simple but effective semi transparent style for their Twibbon @austismspeaks very successfully encouraged thousands of people to support the Campaign to “Light it up Blue”.
As the Campaign was supported, more buzz was generated across Twitter and Facebook:
Using the hashtag #LIUB and utilising their social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter, @AutismSpeaks managed to give their Campaign the widest reach.
Using all of the Pro Campaign features available to them, @AutismSpeaks were able to utilise the add your Facebook page feature, the like your Facebook page button, the customisation of their Twitter tweet and Facebook update and the Twitter autofollow feature.
Autism Speaks also linked to their website from their Twibbon Campaign page offering more information for users and many more ways to get involved.
However Autism Speaks is not a charity without controversy and other Campaigns for Autism Awareness on Twibbon also do well on the day Go Blue for AutismSupports 939