Sunday, July 02, 2006

Hot avatars are waiting online to talk to you now.

I was online last night, watching a clip from the movie Billy Jack on YouTube when this banner ad catches my eye.



I that brief instance of initial interpretation it read more like a proposition (Hot avatars are waiting online to talk to you now) than a pitch for IM softare (imvu). Over sexualized avatars that belong to teenage girls make me uncomfortable, in the feelinngs. Given the heat that myspace is taking on teen safety and sexual preditors, what were the creators of this ad thinking?

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