Some avatar companies are forming commercial links with shopping sites, for example My Virtual Model (which is old school now, as it’s been out since 2001 with little modification); and judging by the brands that they are working with, they are targeting an older demographic.For those of you who are wondering what I’m on about, an Avatar is a graphical representation of yourself; Examples of companies who use Avatars include: Some of the sites allow you to create a representation of yourself to download and use in blogs, on your instant messaging profile and in email.
For more information about Avatars, have a wander round Wikipedia.
You can create your own avatar and chat with your friends today.
Smeet’s online chat offers a variety of possibilities!
There seems to be a growing number of graphical and 3D Avatar Chat rooms, and 3D Avatar games and services.
Very popular with teens, who tend to be early adopters of online technology, but it’s becoming increasingly more widespread in mainstream audiences.
“There are some cool ideas that just don’t work in implementation,” he says.