What is an avatar?
An avatar is the photo of yourself you use online, be it on Facebook, Twitter, Plurk or otherwise. Some people choose to do silly photos, others choose to retouch them or alter them to soften their appearance. Whatever the reason, it is not uncommon to alter your photo to relate to an audience that you have a personality. Below are eight sites that allow you to upload a picture of yourself then go to town for free. Tell us in comments if you’ll be changing your avatar!