How much time did you spend looking for your avatar/profile picture? Was it a quick whizz through your picture file, grabbing the first half decent thing? Or for those that go anonymous, did you pick something that represented at least one element of your personality? There is a whole feast of perfectly understandable reasons, of why you would pick a certain image as your visual representation in this online world. The only one that makes me ponder is why do some men pick a sexy female as their profile picture of choice?
Some possible reasons:
1. Make Money bloggers - they just want you to click on their face, visit their website and make them some money.
2. A teenager - One of the male variety (usually), their latest fantasy material.
3. An unsocial looking chap, sat at home in his underpants, maybe touching himself inappropriately as he lures poor unsuspecting fools in.
Can you think of any other reasons why they would pick a hot female profile picture, if they were not actually a hot female?
Larger version of doodle found here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/crpitt/4118053027/