In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character. It may take either a three-dimensional form, as in games or virtual worlds, or a two-dimensional form as an icon in Internet forums and other online communities. It can also refer to a text construct found on early systems such as MUDs. It is an object representing the user. The term "avatar" can also refer to the personality connected with the screen name, or handle, of an Internet user.
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... As avatarsgrow in use, services to centralize design, management, and transportation of digital avatarsstart to appear ... For example, Evolver (3D AvatarWeb Portal) seems to be the first solution to bring together complex 3D modeling, consumer ease of use, and fully interoperable avatars ...