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The quest for the DDS avatars

Tjarda de Haan

De Digitale Stad (DDS - The Digital City) was one of the first online communities in the Netherlands to use avatars to identify their members, also called 'inhabitants'. Nowadays you can turn to for example Gravatar to create a globally recognized avatar. But back in the day of DDS, online from 1994 till 2001, the concept of identifying people by picture or image was quite new. In January 2015 my…

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