Default Avatars: A Collection » Sociological Images

Having just visited Second Life, avatars should be on our minds. What does it mean to say that companies make choices about the default representations of user avatars?

We recently critiqued Facebook’s “neutral” avatar for appearing both white and male.  Both Abby J. and Noah Brier pointed us to the fact that Rob Walker at Murketing has been collecting default avatars.  His collection is really interesting.

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