When I say Avatar… I’m not referring to the awesome movie 😉 In the computing world, avatars are graphical images representing people or yourself. They represent you are in virtual worlds such a chat programmes and social media websites.
You can construct a visual character with the body, clothes, behaviours, gender and name of your choice. This may or may not be an authentic representation of you. The two main types of avatars: those used in websites, such as on Web exchange boards, and those used in gaming.