Thursday, October 1, 2009 | Posted by Jay
I'm posting this for a two reasons:
1) Many websites out there still don't know about the awesomeness of Gravatar
2) and I finally installed the thing myself, so this should inform users how they can take advantage of it!
Perhaps it might be more accurate to say that online communities are not necessarily growing, but that the number
of online communities are growing. As interests get broken up into thousands of community websites, and community websites get broken into their own little activity groups, and as individuals even break up into their own usernames and online identities...it becomes a real bother to constantly retype and resubmit your name, your last name, your email, your avatar.
"A Globally Recognized Avatar"
"Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?"
All you have to do is sign up for a free account
, and you can use it at any website that supports Gravatar (i.e. TJN also supports it). When you type in the email you associated with your Gravatar account, the avatar you uploaded will automatically show in your comments!Some useful links for developers:
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My name is Jay Lee, and I have traveled to the East Coast of the United States, studied in Kyoto, Japan for a time, and currently live in Southern California.
My preferred art mediums include: digital on adobe products, corel, web; fine on oil-on-canvas or charcoal; photography in black and white, with a focus on portraiture and music; and classical music on piano.
I work as a graphic designer and web developer with a primary interest in marketing, advertising, and business.