Avatars are the visual representations of people who are currently inhabiting the Active Worlds virtual environment. Wherever you see an avatar, there is another person using Active Worlds just like yourself.
You can choose your own avatar at any time while visiting Active Worlds. Most worlds have both male and female avatars available to choose from. Some worlds even have non-human avatars available.
Avatars often move in a lifelike manner as they walk around Active Worlds, or even when they are standing in place. Avatars also typically have one or several gestures they can perform. For example, if you are having trouble getting someone's attention, try waving!