WHY DO PEOPLE POST A PICTURE OF SOMEONE ELSE IN THEIR AVATAR???

United States
November 16, 2006 1:39am CST
I understand if you have a picture of a object or a cartoon or even someting that represents you. I have a picture of my leg, ok at least it is me. Why post a picture of some model in a magazine or a Movie star. I see it alot. even if you don't want to use your real picture. then use a cartoon or symbol. why????
24 responses
@firelight (1858)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
Because they like the person who's pic they are using.
@taikimkt (160)
• Mexico
16 Nov 06
I guess they admires that person
• United States
16 Nov 06
who are you using??? she reminds me of Annie Lennox
@Aali311 (6125)
• United States
18 Nov 06
ggod question, although I have a picture of myself at all times, no models or wannabes here.
• United States
18 Nov 06
I'm glad you changed your picture. The last one that was sideways was hurting my neck :-)
@harish4u (1393)
• India
17 Nov 06
yea thats true i too imagine y people do that....r they shy to show their own facessss.....i would like to keep a pic of mine but i dont have one in my pc so i left the idea...so wats up guys and gals....lease dont put fake pics in ur profiles....y such ....u hav ur own beautiful faces ...unleash them all....put ur own pics
• United States
19 Nov 06
yes unleash them!!
@ausnikki (4055)
• Brisbane, Australia
17 Nov 06
I think they do it because they think they will get more comments if people think they are this amazingly beautiful woman.
• United States
17 Nov 06
They fool me everytime !!! Thanks. AND THANKS TO EVERYONE, I THINK WE'RE DONE HERE..
• India
17 Nov 06
I don't know but i really don't like that
• United States
17 Nov 06
I like that you have a picture of youself, even if your as small as a grain of sand on the beach LOL
@ndevkate (182)
• India
16 Nov 06
i think u have a valid question to ask.anyways i dont think hiding gives u alot many replies..........so every one should post their pictures.
• United States
17 Nov 06
I agree, either a picture if yourself, OR a picture of something that represents you. Not a Picture of another person.
@abccba (1916)
• Denmark
16 Nov 06
Well i don't understand it, maybe they hope you think it's them when you see the small picture, and then go to their profile :P ....
• United States
17 Nov 06
Well, my eyes are bad and I had to go to your profile to sse your Picture. Man, you are charged up! that's a great Pic.
@neon2000 (2761)
• Philippines
16 Nov 06
It is freedom to choose. The right to do what I want. ANd for others, they just feel like they are this model and that model.. maybe they idolize them.
• United States
17 Nov 06
Of course it is Personal freedom. I just wondered why. I think it's deceiving
@romisaz (74)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 06
children - did you remember your childhood friends
because they like it that way,I put a village boy picture at my avatar because I love the picture.its make me remember of my childhood.isn't it great..
• United States
17 Nov 06
Yes, That is great because it means something to you.
@shooie (4985)
• United States
16 Nov 06
don't be scared just me...lol - me
ok ok I don't have a models picture up will put mine up now...but might scare ya...lol
• United States
17 Nov 06
Thats a nice Picture, It's your name I'm wondering about? lol
• Greece
16 Nov 06
bcoz they dnt have self confidence :) I use my own pic
• United States
16 Nov 06
right on
@macubx (11421)
• Philippines
16 Nov 06
i think this question is for those pretty girl pictures we always see and claiming that they are them.. (POSERS) Me? i have the same face with my avatar anyways, lol
• United States
16 Nov 06
It's late here....I'm up alone and it's dark. I never really looked at your pic before..I wasn't sure what it was. Something hard to see. Well now I looked closer and enlarged and you scared the SH*t out of me. !!!.but I scare easy....
@Sir_bobby88 (8242)
• Singapore
16 Nov 06
Prehaps we are too shy lol
• United States
16 Nov 06
I'm not shy just old!
@tusharb (3159)
• India
16 Nov 06
they not interested ..to show their faces
• United States
16 Nov 06
they? you mean you.......But it's hard to talk to a mask.
@cigano (1277)
• Nigeria
16 Nov 06
because they are ashamed of they're faces!!
• United States
16 Nov 06
I guess it just seems odd to me
@ngarugs (162)
• Philippines
29 Nov 06
becuase you do
@Asylum (48067)
• Manchester, England
29 Nov 06
I have often wondered myself why people bother to use images of models. I could understand if they used a character from a film or TV series that they liked, but to use a model is virtually living a fantasy life. Nevertheless, I have to confess that this is not my real picture, I am actually a red genie.
21 Nov 06
Some people don't want to show their face. I mean I have a cartoon image as my avatar but have photos of me which can be seen when viewing my profile. I think some people are ashamed to show their face, others don't have a picture of themseleves, some think they can pass themselves off as a model without anyone knowing it's not them and the rest (say if it was a famous celeb) just must really admire the person in their avatar. I don't see any problem with it so long as they don't claim their the model or celeb in their av and upload more in their photo album and unforunetly, we know this happens.
21 Nov 06
Some people don't want to show their face. I mean I have a cartoon image as my avatar but have photos of me which can be seen when viewing my profile. I think some people are ashamed to show their face, others don't have a picture of themseleves, some think they can pass themselves off as a model without anyone knowing it's not them and the rest (say if it was a famous celeb) just must really admire the person in their avatar. I don't see any problem with it so long as they don't claim their the model or celeb in their av and upload more in their photo album and unforunetly, we know this happens.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
21 Nov 06
I don't post my picture because I'm afraid it would scare people away from my discussions. My avatar is that of the soccer club that I support here in Portugal.....it's different and makes it easy for me to find my comments which I check to see if the poster commented on my comments.