Posts Tagged ‘globally recognized’

Adding Gravatars

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

I never really thought about it before, but up at WordCamp today it clicked in on what exactly they mean by the term ‘gravatar’.  It stands for “Globally Recognized AVATAR“!

Gravatar's ExampleI thought I’d just take a few minutes to configure mine, and it was surprisingly super easy. You just go to gravatar.com to sign up your email and the entire purpose of the site is just to attach a thumbnail image for yourself to be recognized in a wide variety of web platforms (such as WordPress, etc).  Anytime you use your email, it connects to gravatar.com and gets that cool image!

I just added support for it here on my blog, so I recommend going and taking 60 seconds to register yourself one!  On the right here is an example of someone who doesn’t have one, versus someone (me!) who does!