I saw Valerie's post about Meez and checked it out. Now Meez and Photobucket is joined. Indeed it is a very interesting prospects and a nice way to accessorize blog post if you can't find the right foto, perhaps a good avatar could that is animated could suffice.
If you sign up be sure to say you read it from user - peterahon so I get coins and purchase my new stuff.
So what is Meez, here's what they tell about them:
Meez is a vibrant online social community that combines a virtual world, avatars and games, creating an immersive environment where users can personalize their identity, connect with friends, socialize and share media.
Virtual World — Meez Nation is a lively virtual world, organized into various neighborhoods where people can interact with other Meez users. Each 'hood contains public hangouts and personal rooms where users can hang out, chat with their friends, and share media. Meez Nation was developed for the Company's loyal community and builds upon the strength of the Meez brand.
Avatars — Our core Avatar technology allows users to create a digital representation, or identity, that can be used throughout Meez.com and exported to other social networks, virtual worlds, gaming sites, instant messaging platforms and mobile devices. Avatars can be customized with physical attributes, clothing, accessories and animations or actions.
Games — Meez currently offers users 80+ web-based casual games to choose from, consisting primarily of leading third party games, carefully selected for our user base. Meez's game functionality is a natural extension of our social entertainment platform, allowing users to customize and personalize their games using their avatar.
Meez Forums — Provides a great way for users to meet and interact with friends by posting messaging on bulletin boards divided into many subcategories and topics.
Homepages — In addition to an avatar and a personal room, Meez also offers users the ability to create their own homepage where they can create their own profile, send and receive personal messages and manage their friends lists. Users can explore each others homepages, read profiles and leave messages.
An interesting avatar - a bolt and lightning throwing angel - that's power and good wishes to the people - hehehe...
And this is a cool way to advertise, so we can call it avatartisement (advertising in blogs through the use of avatars, maybe advocacy and campaigns even for social movemetns and civil society groups) - hope there be easy way to customize with photobucket and meez - lots of possibilities definitely...
So here's my meez avatartising Ashanti's The Declaration:
and here's a you tube link: http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=cZYq3hO7e7k