Impact of wired world – avatars

Just a short mention of an interesting bit of research. Chose your avatar wisely.

In this article there is a brief comment on a study:

It’s really no surprise that your online avatar influences others’ perceptions of you. … What they found was pretty obvious: when faced with an avatar in online interactions, participants relied on the characteristics of the avatar for social clues about who they were interacting with.

I wonder if any thinks I’m a pronghorn or was just lucky to have one stop in front of my car on my trip to Wyoming. For extra credit imagine why I changed to pronghorn from my alpaca I use on Twitter.


About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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