when did avatars become pfps

and does wondering this make me old yet

Let's be clear, I'm aiming for old in the sense that I'm a respected authority figure and can do what I want without being challenged on my motives.

Trying to avoid old in the sense that my opinions are outdated and nobody cares.

@DialMforMara Probably around the time Facebook and Twitter came along and forced the term onto us all.

@Jo Facebook and Twitter don't still use avatar? I only see pfp on discord

@DialMforMara I was late to both, but even back around 2010 I remember Twitter at least calling it a profile picture.

@Jo I also remember profile picture. So is the process avatar -> profile picture -> pfp?

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