An avatar is a personalized graphical illustration that represents a computer user. It is usually represented in two-dimensional form, but it can also be represented in a three-dimensional form in some games. They are used in blog, forums, games, social networks…
One of the earliest avatars was created in 1979 in a computer game whose name was Avatar, it is a role-playing computer game. Since then, a lot of people have created their own avatar to play in computer games, they create it to preserve their identity. If you don’t want anybody to see a personal photo of you, you have the opportunity of using an avatar.
Furthermore, I’ve read that avatars also show your personality, but it depends on the way you use them. If you use avatars, you probably have different ones depending on the social app that you are using it. Avatars can show our emotional state, for example, if you are happy, you will probably want to have an avatar with a smile on the face.
Personally, I have done the quiz of the article and it says that I am extrovert and I think it is right. In my opinion, avatars are a good way to preserve our privacy since we can create an avatar instead of posting a personal photograph.