What's with those cartoons that look like your friends on Facebook?
If your Facebook feed has been loaded with cartoons that seem to look a lot like your friends, you can thank a very popular new app. Bitstrips claims 10 million users.
The app, which claims to be "the most customizable avatar-creation tool on the Web," allows users to create and share comics of themselves and others with personalized messages. With more than 1,000 customizable templates and new ones added daily, users have endless opportunities to create comics about their day, their friends, pop culture or whatever is on their minds. Click here for a recent feature story on Bitstrips done by NPR Radio.
CEO Jacob Blackstock believes the app will resolve the "frustratingly flat" status of social media today, especially for its target user demographic in the 18-24 age range. "Bitstrips is hard to categorize because it's not a game," he told the Baltimore Sun. "It's a new way to express yourself and interact with your friends. Instead of posting the same things as everyone else, you can create something that relates to your life."