You can have quite a bit of fun with the ubiquitous nature of Facebook. For example, if you are reading this on a computer where you have logged into the social networking site, you should be seeing your profile picture to the left over there. Freaky, huh?
I had some fun on my Forest forum earlier, indeed, it is ongoing. I changed by ‘avatar’ (the picture that appears next to messages you post) to be the Facebook photo of whoever is viewing the post in question. Cue a flurry of private messages demanding to know why I have a picture of them in my avatar.
Quite amusing really, since all I can see on the forum is my own inane face grinning from a collapsable camping chair which makes up my own Facebook profile picture.
So, how do you do it? Well, the URL I used in this post to insert the image including a status message was:
For most Internet forums, to create an avatar you would be better off using something more like this:
Although be prepared for the questions to ensue, particularly if – like me – you put some text under saying “a picture of my latest stalking victim”, only to be greeted with private messages of concern saying things like “Why do you have a picture of my 2 year old daughter as your avatar?”. Well, actually, I don’t!