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Originally posted by acrux
Did anyone think this question on your avatar was raised so big brother could use it to profile you.
Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
reply to post by LightFantastic
Ties in with my name aswell 'Lady Tuatha' is from the 'Tuatha DeDanaan' an ancient race of Irish people who some believed to have descended from the heavens ( aliens )
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
reply to post by BluePillOrRedPill
Thank you for letting me know ! I don't know why it's not showing up. It's there on my profile. I joined yesterday so maybe there's something I'm not doing right ?
And I'm not joking
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I like having an avatar that says something about me. I'm INTO dogs. I have four and this one is Jaia, my male GSD. He is my favorite dog. This picture of him just seemed to fit well as an avatar and there's a look of wisdom and empathy in his eyes that conveys his true spirit and "person"ality.
What it says about me is that I'm a crazy dog lover.
Originally posted by LightFantastic
Lots of people on ATS have an avatar, which I suppose is to convey 'something' about themselves.
I have had the wife and collegues asking if I am on a forum with children because of some them.
So why did you feel the need to have an avatar, why did you choose the one you have and what does it convey about you?
Uncertainty Reduction Theory posits that people's primary goal in an interaction is to reduce uncertainty about the person they are interacting with. In reducing uncertainty, people strive to understand people's behavior during interactions as well as to predict future behavior Thus, people strive to 'get to know' or form perceptions of others...
...because avatars are a visible representation of a person ... evaluations based on the physical appearance of the avatar may be transferred to them. In other words, people use information related to the virtual image in a process analogous to the one they have learned and used to reduce uncertainty during their experience in natural environments...
...It is possible that the presence of an avatar is a strong social cue that influences people's perceptions, leading them to perceive interfaces as more 'social'. Similarly, how people perceive avatars may influence both the self-perception and perception of others using a particular avatar as well as message perception and retention...