So I’ve seen this floating around ‘tinternet but I’ve never really paid much attention to it, but a Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar.
Using Gravatar.com you can upload a picture, set up a small profile, and then when you add comments and responses to various things around the web, you’re avatar will appear automatically (on services hooked up to Gravatar.com).
One such place you can post responses is here, in the comments section on my blog. I posted a comment in response to Tom Riley’s having no idea how to get my picture to show up, when Tom’s already did!
All I had to do was sign up to Gravatar.com. The wonders of BlogCFC, Gravatar and the internet.
So correct me if I’m wrong, but you stick a picture there, then whenever you comment on a Gravatar-linked service the picture appears.
And I expect anyone reading this to post a comment, so you should all sign up so that the page looks all pretty with your pictures.
Hey, what if your picture is nasty! I bet I can’t block the picture, I’d just have to delete your comment!