Yahoo, the veteran of the bunch, exemplified a good balance of avatar realism and simplicity. However, avatar faces were impersonalized as users must select features as a set, creating a less unique identity. Family social-networking site Famster.com, meanwhile, provides age ranges starting at infancy and spanning into the golden years. Pictured from left to right (clockwise) are Jessica's avatars from WeeWorld, IMVU, Meez, Yahoo and Famster.
June 21, 2007 2:24 PM PDT
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