For Creator of Twitter’s Whale, a ‘Fail’ in Name Only
Yiying Lu did not receive much money from Twitter for creating the image that became the famous “Fail Whale,” but it opened the door to other opportunities.
Looking back today, Ms. Lu called the chance discovery of her whale by Mr. Stone serendipity. Even though she was not paid much for the image, she would end up reaping enormous benefits.
“I do appreciate the opportunities, and I want to tell the positive story,” she said.
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