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July 8, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:41pm

What is an avatar?

No, this is not about the film.


In the digital space, an avatar is a representation, other than a real picture, of a user.

This can be a cartoon or any other sort of graphical representation of that user.

In gaming, avatars are used to build full-body personas of the user, or a non-real persona.

Any avatar can take the form of a 2D or 3D graphic.

Click next for more information about avatars’ history and their uses.

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