Bitstrips is all the rage right now, the latest fad for both iPhones and Android phones. I went to the website to check it out. I was not impressed. First of all, I don’t have a smart phone so I couldn’t use the mobile apps. The website said it could be used with facebook, too, so I clicked that button and that took me to a facebook page and that took me to another page and that took me to another page and finally there was a button that allowed me to actually get started. I began to make my avatar. Skin color? No problemo – I’m a white guy. Head shape? Oops – they only had one, which did not look like mine. Or at least they didn’t have mine on the page I was using. I saw a button for the “pro” version. So they’re trying to sell me something already. Fair enough, I suppose, but I don’t like buying things sight unseen. So that was the end of the experiment. I can upload whatever profile pic I want on facebook now, and more pictures with my posts, so I don’t really see the point. The main website is down anyway.

I’ll wait until one of my friends or maybe one of my kids starts using it. I haven’t actually seen any of the cartoons yet, but I doubt they’re going to persuade me to buy the app. I like words, not pictures. My blog is OnWords, not OnPix.