How to Make your Avatar Green (Twitter, Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, Social Network)

If you noticed many Avatars or Icons on Twitter profiles have green shading, This is because many are supporting the revolution in IRAN via social networks like Twitter, Facebook and alike.

Why do you need to change your Twitter avatar to have a green overlay? Well, that is because green is the official color of the democracy movement in IRAN. So to show your support if you like here is the simple steps in making your Avatar to have a green overlay like the one below.

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1) First Install Paint.Net, a free graphic editor and 100mb in size so It won’t take a lot of time installing it.


2) Second find your profile picture, then right click hover your mouse to Open With then point to Paint.Net



3) Once inside Paint.Net, Click the Layer from the menu and select Add New Layer

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4) When a New Layer is created it is automatically selected as shown below. If you cannot find the layer window just click Window from the Menu, then click Layers. You may also press F7 as a shortcut.

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5) While the New Layer is selected, Press F8 to show the Colors Palette like the one shown below.

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6) From the above Colors Pallete window, Left mouse click any green color of your choice.

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7) Then click the More >> button as shown in the first Image above. The second Image is what you should see when More>> button is clicked.

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8)  Now Let’s change Transparency – Alpha to a value like say 150.

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9) Click to select the Paint Bucket from the Tools Bar. Press F5 if the toolbar is not visible.

10) All you have to do is Click any portion of your profile picture and the Color Green will be automatically overlaid over your photo.

Warning: Don’t just click save as it will overwrite your original picture.

11) The last step is select File from the menu,  Save as, change the filename and select the format you want for your new green profile photo. (I use JPG for my photo)


12) That it’s it. Start updating your Social Network’s Avatars/Icons profile picture. Let’s support the movement to a free democracy in IRAN. This post is part of BloggersUnite.Org. to fight against Violence, arrests, crackdowns and media blackouts which continue to increase in Iran in the aftermath of the recent presidential elections.

On Monday June 29th, Bloggers from around the globe will Unite for a Free Iran. Please JOIN in and use your blog to educate your readers and spread the word about how we can help Free Iran.
Tweeting about this event use hash tag #FreeIran
What can you blog about? How can you help?
* write a post about the lack of basic human rights and freedoms
* let the people in Iran know that we are supporting them and their fight for freedom and for their votes to count
* do what we can to help highlight the disappearance and inhuman treatment of Iranian citizens
* arrange/promote Blogger & Twitter Meetups in your town on Monday
* write a post offering moral support to the people of Iran
* call on the Iranian government to stop arresting peaceful protesters and opposition supporters, and to free those it has already detained
* blog to get the people of Iran free and open Internet access
* blog for a fair and just election
* write a post asking your readers to email the United Nations Human Rights Commission to hold an Emergency Meeting
* blog to free the press and remove the controls that have been placed on media and bloggers
* call for an end to the violence in Iran
* blog to ask your readers to turn all avatars green on all any social websites they belong to - the color of Mir Hossein Mousavi's campaign
* blog to ask your readers to turn all avatars black to mourn those killed in the protests there organizations who fight for Human Rights
* add an Action Badge to your blog before June 29th getting other bloggers to join in.
Please post any other ideas you have for how bloggers can use our blogs to make a difference on Monday June 29th.

*Tweeting use Hash Tag #FreeIran 

How to create a web site/server that will run on your own Computer.


Please visit this link to load a website from my Computer (since the site will be loaded from My Computer, It may take a while depending on yours or my Internet connection). If you see an error. My Home Computer might be turned off as of this time.

To see how this is possible. Read my article at Cool Utilities.

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How to put a Digg button in your every blog post automatically.

Digg provide button integration like the one below.

<script type="text/javascript">
digg_url = 'WEBSITE_URL';
digg_bgcolor = '#ff9900';
digg_skin = 'compact';
digg_window = 'new';
<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

The digg_bgcolor – To change the background color outside the button. If omitted, the default color is white.

The digg_window - When set to 'new' will open a new browser window that will open Digg for submitting an article selected by your readers.

The digg_skin - Option controls the look of the button. If omitted, the default is the standard yellow button like the one you see here. If specified as 'compact', then a smaller horizontal visual design is used.

To simplify integration, I prefer to use the digg_url parameter alone and omit the rest. So the script above becomes;

<script type="text/javascript">
digg_url = 'WEBSITE_URL';
<script src=’’ type="text/javascript"></script>

All you have to do is replace the ‘WEBSITE_URL’ with the link of your post. (e.g. digg_url = ‘’) But this method requires you to post first your article then get the link to be use in the said digg_url.

What you can do is replace the ‘WEBSITE_URL’ with ‘<data:post.url/>’, this way blogger will load the current link of the blog post your visitor is currently viewing.

The tricky part here is how to put this script into your template so that it will appear automatically in all of your blog post . Please follow the procedure below for integrating the Digg button into your site.

Note: Be sure to “Download Full Template” first before doing the steps below.

  1. Open your Blogger Dashboard
  2. Click “Layout”
  3. Click “Edit HTML”
  4. Click “Expand Widget Templates”
  5. Search for <data:post.body />
  6. Then paste the script provided below just above the code you just searched.
  7. After previewing your template and no error then save your template.
<div style='float:right; margin-left:10px;'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
digg_url = '<data:post.url/>';
<script src=''

Publicity Wheel (Build More Traffic to your Site)

How it works: By adding this widget to your site. You’ll earn 5 free tickets every time one of your visitors clicks on the widget.



Click the join here at the bottom of the Image above.

Tickets will be spin and feature one site from each Category. The more tickets you have, the better your chances, but you won’t need the most to WIN!!!

When featured, you ad will be seen across all sites within your category by thousands of viewers for 5 days.

Example: If you register within the General category you'll receive over 5500 ad views when featured! Click the join here at the bottom of the Image above.

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Get Avatars

See collection of Avatars you can use on your Forum/Blog posting.

cat_enjoy_in_music    dancing_cat    gray_cat_thinking

acrobat    animated_evil_monkey_family_guy    ban_key

bruce_lee_animated    cactus_boy    burning_music

devlish_heart    cardiac_heart    cat_killer   

chat     fighting_funny    dog_lick_bone   

down_stairs    funny_man    fly   

flyin_hair_uchiha_sasuke    headbang    itachi10

life_is_pain    itachi_animated    jordan

no_trespassing    mr_bean    naruto_10

pc_user    penguin    penguin12

pointer_atack    polar_bear    push_the_button

shooting_chimp    sweet_cat_and_chicken    tinkerbell444

umbrella_rihanna    vibrating_cat    what_avatar

More at

If you’re not satisfied with the Avatars above. Try this one.


Circle of Friends