Back to the future. You can set your gmail status message to a picture using ascii art. Unfotunately the formatiing in blogspot is weird so these images do not come up properly.
\ \ / \
\ \___/ /\\
| , , | ~
( =v= )
` ^ '
\ \___/ /\\ 28 spaces | , , | ~ 28 spaces ( =v= ) 28 spaces ` ^ '
With 35 characters per line.
This could be a whole new retro thing where people send each other ascii text message images. Another idea is small companies could pay artists to develop ascii logo’s and use these in their status message. A diamond supplier could have a status message of
Or something actually good.
It might not sound like much of a business but crazy frog made millions from ring tones and that was completely inexplicable.
*edit it turns out the status message size changes with screen size so this idea will not work. It might work for google ads though
for a car company or something.