Avatars are widely supported by blog platforms, web forums, and social networking sites. Simply put, an avatar is a virtual representation of someone, such as a picture. For instance, my avatar is a small image of my face. Very creative, I know.
It seems the popular trend lately is users having cartoon like avatars. When I first saw these cartoon avatars I thought “Wow, this person is very creative and artistic.” Gradually I began to see more and more of these avatars and thought again “Wait a sec here… where can I get mine!” I came across this site, Face Your Manga, where you can generate some really cool cartoon avatars quickly and easily. After you are done creating your avatar it will be emailed to you. And if you absolutely fall in love with your avatar you can pay a bit to be able to download and print a poster of your creation.
Face Your Manga is very cool and simple to use but if you are looking for something a little more life like you can try sending a picture to Cartoon Me, pay a few bucks, and get something that will blow your mind or take a look at this list of the best avatar makers put together by Mashable.
Once you have an image you would like to use for an avatar, you can create a free gravatar.com account and soon after you’ll start seeing it on gravatar enabled sites.