Face Your Avatar
There is one barrier which we can break down right here on deviantART. Originally run
back in 2011, Face Your Avatar is a social experiment to see if we can knock barriers over by setting our avatars to photos of our own faces. The theory
is that by removing the no-face-barrier, we can make online conversation a wee bit more natural. In doing this, it will become easier to meet new people and make friendships, as well as strengthening those already established. We'll know that there's a real person chatting to us behind another screen on the other side of the world - something we so often forget. Likewise, as it's not as easy to abuse someone directly to their face, there should be a decrease in heated conversation. As an overall outcome
, I believe that the deviantART community will be more personable, friendlier, and full of extra character. Plus, it's fun! So, let's see what happens - set a portrait of yourself as your avatar and join the experiment! Tell us in the comments what you think the outcomes of this experiment will be!