Using Your Photo As An Avatar - page 2
by Ruby Vee 10,240 Views | 61 Comments
I see more and more posters using their own photos as avatars, and while most of those pictures are very attractive, I think it's a dangerous practice. The internet isn't really as anonymous as we all like to think it is, but if... Read More
- 6Feb 18, '13 by GrnTeaMy avatar is a color-altered version of the famous graphic that came out after Steve Jobs died, because I have used Apple products for thirty years. And because I like the line, "Think different."
I'll vouch for the "you never know who won't like something you post." Even though I have thousands of "likes," I have a lot of people who, I am told, complain about my bluntness and lack of sugarcoating. Imagine if someone really knew who I am ... and if you do, out there, be sure to check it out with me.
- 3Feb 18, '13 by AmnestyQuote from kloneI, too, have never understood this xD.What I don't understand is why a person would use a picture of Angelina Jolie or some other sexy famous person as their av. Seems weird.
I'm 24, and even in my day, it was completely taboo to give out even so much as your real name online. Nowadays people are like, "HERE! LOOK AT MY DOG! AND MY SCHOOL! AND MY NEIGHBORHOOD! AND MY MOM!" and they don't realize that there are consequences to making yourself so easy to find. I've always been quite paranoid about my own Internet usage. Different usernames on every website, and not many ways to link them together. Protect yourselves!!
- 1Feb 18, '13 by LadyFree28I really look like this...I swear!!!
If anyone can figure who I am in person, that would be interesting...there's hundreds and thousands of nurses in my area, where I work, that may have similar backgrounds...NO one knows I'm a part of AN. And if they do, they don't want people to know either...this place is like Vegas to me...and names and avatars are protected!!!
- 1Feb 18, '13 by sharpeimom GuideI'd never post a picture of myself as my avatar on any internet site! I use several usernames on different sites too. We have two shar pei and nine cats, so usually I use a cat or dog picture as my avatar. I change the avatar from time-to-time but usually keep the same theme.
- 6Feb 18, '13 by Esme12 Senior ModeratorYou would be amazed to realize that after you have been here a while it is rather easy to actually figure out who's who or where they live. Anyone who actually knows me who be able to figure me out in a heartbeat by my posts and my dog. But I am extremely purposeful about what I put on the internet.