Your Mangatar probably doesn't look like you

In just a few days, FaceYourManga has given hordes of the Twitterati a new look. Gone are many dimly lit camera phone snapshots, all replaced by a wide-eyed avatar created at the FaceYourManga website. It is a step up for some, and a simple diversion for others. The site makes it easy to create a manga, it's much like creating a Mii on your Nintendo Wii. The problem is that it isn't quite flexible enough and everyone starts looking the same. Scanning through my twitter friends online, it looks like quite a number have gone the manga route, especially the west coast crowd. I suspect this fad doesn't last very long. Twitter is about sharing experiences, and once we've all shared this one, we'll realize it wasn't interesting enough to captivate.

Get yours at Face Your Manga.

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.