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In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character. It may take either a three-dimensional form, as in games or virtual worlds, or a two-dimensional form as an icon in Internet forums and other online communities. It can also refer to a text construct found on early systems such as MUDs. It is an object representing the user. The term "avatar" can also refer to the personality connected with the screen name, or handle, of an Internet user. For other meanings of this term, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_(disambiguation) . (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Avatar)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'avatar': 7 (0.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'avatar' across all Ariadne articles: 14
  • Average number of references to 'avatar' per Ariadne article: 2.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'avatar': 2005-07
  • Trending factor of 'avatar': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'avatar':

  1. paul gorman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. paul walk (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. liza zamboglou (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. gill ferrell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. lorraine paterson (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The Second Life of UK Academics

John Kirriemuir introduces a series of studies investigating how the Second Life environment is being used in UK Higher and Further Education.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

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