A lot of teenagers are quick to leave an Avatar on their favorite website blank, anonymity is sometimes key (especially if you don’t want future employers seeing you online). But, here is my argument for why you SHOULD add your face to an Avatar:
- It keeps you accountable- Yeah, you don’t want your future employer or grandma knowing that was you? Maybe you shouldn’t make it public anyway…
- You get to associate the good things you post with your name
- If you’re using it in a smaller setting, people can finally put a face to a name- even if they wouldn’t talk to you normally. Having some extra friends who know your name is always good.
- If you pick a good photo (maybe of you doing something you enjoy/with family) you may have a new conversation starter!
So, next time you log onto your work/class website, I implore you to add an Avatar (and maybe you’ll reap some benefits!)
Maybe make a new/improved/cool one on a website form here!