Gravatars – Global Avatars – Post Photographical Identity in Comments Anywhere

by roshi on October 26, 2007

in Blogging, Internet, Tips

Wether you are a blogger or not, Sometimes you post comments for posts in websites. How about posting your personal or company identity avator with your posts. It too easy and simple procedure to follow.

Go to the website.
http://site.gravatar.com
Create account. Confirm account by provided email. Upload 80×80 pixels avatar image. Assign avatar to email and you are done.
Now when you will post any comment anywhere online, if webmaster has that facility than your identity avator will appear besides your comment.
Avator is associated with your assigned email address. So you have to post same email address while posting comment.

For example:
Focused cat comment#16

Cool eh!!

Global Avators

A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on weblogs?

An avatar or gravatar is an icon, or representation, of a user in a shared virtual reality, such as a forum, chat, website, or any other form of online community in which the user(s) wish to have something to distinguish themselves from other users. Gravatars make it possible for a person to have one avatar across the entire web. Avatars are usually an 80px by 80px image that the user will create themselves.

A Gravatar is essentially the same thing, but they are all hosted on a single server and are called up by encrypting the users’ email address via the MD5 algorithm. So instead of having one avatar on one forum you visit, and another at a blog you visit, you could have the same avatar at both.

Signing up for a gravatar.com account is FREE, and all that’s required is your email address. Once you’ve signed up you can upload your avatar image and soon after you’ll start seeing it on gravatar enabled weblogs!

http://site.gravatar.com

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