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Create an avatar

You can use an avatar on many of the social network web sites - a digital representation of you. (Check out the definition here.) Creating an unusual image is a great way to give yourself a unique identity, without putting your real photograph on the web. At the left is my  avatar.
At the Simpsons movie site go to the "Create Avatar" tab, choose "New Character" (You don't need to log in to do this).

When you are finished, click on the envelope icon at the bottom of the screen, and "Send to a friend" - that is, send it to yourself! Or, you can do a screen shot, too. We will add it to your Picasa Web Album, so that you can use it easily.


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You might prefer to be a character from South Park. Go to this web page. Using the diagram on the left, create your person. Click "save" when you are finished, and follow the directions (which are to take a "screen shot". South Park Studios also has an avatar creator. Save with a screen shot.









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Maybe you'd like to be a cartoon character? Go to this site and create yourself! Scroll down below the flashing "Get yourself in Zwinky FREE!" add, and start working below "Create my picture". The email feature does not work (and you wouldn't use it anyway, would you??). Save with a screen shot, and paste it into a picture editor. Then crop it down to your avatar and save.


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If you like animals, you might visit the Build Your Wild Self page of the New York Zoos and Aquarium web site. When you've built your wild self, choose "print your wild self", and then right click and "save picture as" to preserve your creation.






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At http://www.reasonablyclever.com/mini/kidsafe.htm you can create yourself in Lego. The only way to save your picture is with a screen shot.





If you'd just like to be a Lego block, use this site: http://www.reasonablyclever.com/blockhead/index.htm


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At this address http://www.myavatareditor.com/ you can create a Wii persona.








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You can turn yourself into an M&M at this  site: http://www.mms.com/us/becomeanmm/create/. Save with a screen capture.