Last week, something really disturbing happened. I was online reading my Tumblr dashboard, usually the first place I hear all relevant news, when I came across yet another avatar builder. So I clicked and built it… didn’t think anything of it and went to bed.
By the very next day, like 4 of my coworkers’ Twitter icons contained their manga avatars. I mean I’ve seen things pop up overnight, but this is literally over-night.
Yes, congratulations to the company, if they’re able to sell their service/product outside of this fad (sorry but I am NOT paying to have a picture of my avatar printed… it’s not like I walk around with a profile of myself on the right menu bar at all times. – And no, I’m not linking to you either). But did they just take the exclusivity out of being early adopters? I mean I was like 12-16 hrs ahead at most. That really isn’t worth me having to sign up for yet another social media/networking/web2.0 account.
Maybe I should get coffee first. Then this post might sound happier… whooooo…