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Avartize – pimp your Twitter avatar

Avartize is a cool service that allows you to put layers on your avatar to show a change in status (like meeting, away or whatever) or simply support a good cause.

The steps to engage with the service were easy.  Simply log in, choose an overlay and then change it!  You can always revert to the original avatar (reset feature) from their system as well as change the overlay itself.

They have a tab showing the recent overlays and most seem to be the flames or small logos in the corner.  If you want to make changes often to your avatar this might be the service for you.

Some of the requirements:

  • They have their own login system so you will need to create an account.
  • You will need to provide your Twitter credentials so they can work with your avatar
  • You will need some transparent images to make overlays work well, if you don’t want their pre-configured ones
  • Do not use copyrighted or trademarked materials
  • Don;t have bad karma or they may cancel your account 🙂 (it really says that in the Terms of Service)

About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


3 thoughts on “Avartize – pimp your Twitter avatar

  1. This is cool

    Posted by darcel bishop | October 13, 2010, 6:22 pm
  2. Thanks for posting!

    – You only have to register at if you want to create your own overlay campaigns, for only using them (adding them to your Twitter avartar) there is no registration required
    – The reason Avartizers (campaigners) have the register is that we provide them with statistics about their campaign and overlays
    – You don’t have to provide your Twitter credentials to; you log in using oAuth so its completley save and outside

    Posted by Jelmer de Jong | August 26, 2009, 12:55 am

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