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If you are on Twitter, you've put at least a little thought into assembling four things: profile photo, header image, background theme, and 140-character bio.

Now seven years into the Twitter era, the savvy among us can tell a lot about a person from those four components.

So when guys like social media guru Chris Dessi sees the default Twitter "egg," he says

"You kind of roll your eyes and you're like: OK, they're a newbie and they've got to get themselves acclimated."

Dessi often judges a Tweeter by their profile.

"I recommend for people to really spend and think about what's most important to them within the twitter profile," he says.

More distressing is that a medium that used to encourage creativity and zaniness now often feels formulaic.

Kim Kardashian's "where I'm meant to be," Chris Bosh is "the coolest dude alive," and Jake Tapper's "RTs do not equal endorsements."

Combined millions follow those three on Twitter. Their bios read like a now-employed someone we used to know in high school.

At least Fox Sports' Jay Onrait riffs on the now-compulsory "all views are my own."

And Hillary Clinton lists a resume of achievements that no one in the history of ever can match.

So maybe think of those two before labeling yourself "fashion girl," "journalist guy" or "marketing-ista" or putting up a regrettable cover image.

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