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The average American spends 10 hours in front of a screen daily, and that number is only growing. If you’re going to spend that much time in front of a screen, why not have a little fun by personalizing it with your favorite characters? With this week’s #WebsiteWednesday,, you can do exactly that.

Originally created by Yuki Yamada of Group Finity, Shimejis are tiny, fan-made animated characters that wander around your computer’s desktop. was created by Jarno Le Conté, a Dutch web designer and animation fan who wanted to bring the Shimeji program from your desktop to your actual internet browser. There are now hundreds of Shimeji characters from popular video games, animes, Disney movies, and webcomics to choose from, with fans constantly adding more adorable characters every day. You can download the Chrome extension or visit to get your own.

As a Japanese creation that was modified by a Dutch web designer, shows the truly global focus the #GenXYZ community has. If you want to see more great #WebsiteWednesdays, be sure to keep reading our blog. And make sure you follow @xyz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more great .xyz use cases.

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