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Originally posted by XxthehoffxX
Just curious what does my avatar say about me a lot of posts here conveying their own opinions on what their avatar means to them what does my avatar mean to you?/?
[edit on 21-10-2009 by XxthehoffxX]
Originally posted by LadySkadi
Mike - I love your image. There is so much going on there and on many different levels.
Originally posted by wonderworld
Did you ever notice that you and stormdancer has the same avatar? Someone on here also has an avatar like mine. I dont want to be mistaken for that person.
Androgyny and Its Relationship to Perceptions of Anthropomorphism Sex category is another of the most important characteristics that people want to know about others in an encounter.
As with anthropomorphism, little is known about how the attribution of sex category influences perception in graphical virtual worlds. Here, we use the term sex categorization instead of biological sex because we refer to the attribution of the category that would influence person perception when the natural physical body is not visible, rather than the actual biological sex of the individual being perceived. Sex categorization is achieved through the application of socially defined criteria, where one has been determined as belonging to one of the two sex categories, male or female (West & Zimmerman, 1991). In this process, people use gender stereotypes to make a determination as to which category a person, or avatar, belongs in.
Contrary to early predictions that people would not make attributions of sex category in computer-mediated interactions, it seems that in some contexts sex attributions are still made, and questions about sex category are among the first asked in social interactions.
almost two-thirds of participants assigned their partners to a sex category in a text based, task-oriented interaction (though they were not necessarily accurate). Further, sex role stereotypes have been shown to apply in some online contexts. The influence of the avatar or its visual characteristics on the sex categorization process remains unclear, however.
Originally posted by Vanitas
reply to post by LadySkadi
Speaking of avatars, Lady... who is that in your avatar picture?
I am asking because it looks like the spitting image of Jane Goldman (AKA Mrs Jonathan Ross), in her pre-flaming-pink-hair days.
And I mean, identical.