Avatars

@Anne18 (11036)
August 28, 2008 2:01am CST
Could someone please tell me why the small pictures we use with our name etc are called avatars. Many thanks
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4 responses
@Humbug25 (12551)
28 Aug 08
Hi ya Anne18 To be honest with you I really don't have a clue, not a hinkling! However I do like yours very much, it's cool!
@rocker21 (2717)
• India
28 Aug 08
AVATAR- is basically a HINDI language word which means one's image, one's personality, one's structure. Widely used in Network now
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Aug 08
[b]1. Hindu Mythology. the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape; the incarnation of a god. 2. an embodiment or personification, as of a principle, attitude, or view of life.[/b] I think from definition #2 it came about - as it is an image which represents the user.... either their image or some THING which represents their likes or their likeness. eventually they came out with a third definition: 3. Computers. a graphical image that represents a person, as on the Internet. I got the definitions from www.dictionary.com
• China
28 Aug 08
maybe it's changed anytime young want ,just like the god with supper power and shows we any features.