I still remember how 'cool' America Online was back when it first became a thing- you know, when it WAS the internet. Every night after dinner I'd crawl into my father's executive chair and struggle to push back his roll-top desk to log into the online subscription service known as Prodigy and explore a virtual world of interactive games and chat rooms. Naturally, the internet was just evolving, so there wasn't as much awareness for children online as there is now, but I assure you my parents kept a watchful eye and only permitted me to interact in complete anonymity in age appropriate environments. But I digress, this was before the age of smartphones and my form of texting was through a very basic customizable avatar.
I thought the Pocket Avatars application would get boring quick, but the option to group message and use the app for traditional text and image messaging really keeps the party alive. You can actually get quite advanced with your facial expressions and emoting through the avatars if you practice! I'll admit, I found myself throwing in hand gestures and twirls while recording a few times forgetting the only thing moving on screen was my cartoon face- Whoops! A little too into it if you ask me!
What Daughter Says: Communicate with words AND faces when you download Pocket Avatars!