We All Take the Same Selfies: Avadenticals

By Ben • internet culture, technology • 3 Dec 2013

Albert Huberts began noticing that there seemed to be a lot in common between people's twitter avatars. In December of 2012, he began collecting and categorizing Twitter avatars, and posting the results at avadenticals.org.

77._Hair_stache

As he describes it, what he found was:

"we are not very original in how we present ourselves, to put it mildly. I have seen literally millions of avatars during the last year and the ones that stand out are few and far between. Most of us play it safe and imitate – consciously or subconsciously – other avatars."

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As of this posting, there are 108 different categories at avadenticals.org, including: 1. No forehead girl, the 79. Sitting on animal statue, and 103. Posing next to a Ferrari you don't own."

by avadenticals.org,
via this comment at Open Culture.

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