A Globally Recognized Avatar

A video tutorial to demonstrate how to setup a gravatar

Gravatar

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Gravatar, an abbreviation for Globally Recognized Avatar, is a service for providing globally-unique avatars. Created by Tom Preston-Werner, gravatars make it possible for a person to have one avatar across the entire web.

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.

On Gravatar, users can register an account based on their email address, and upload an avatar to be associated with the account. Gravatar plugins are available for popular blogging software; when the user posts a comment on such a blog that requires an e-mail address, the blogging software checks whether that e-mail address has an associated avatar at Gravatar. If so, the Gravatar is shown along with the comment.

A Gravatar avatar can be up to 512 pixels wide, is always square and is displayed at 80 by 80 pixels by default. If the uploaded avatar is larger or smaller, the avatar is scaled appropriately. Each Gravatar is rated with an MPAA-style age recommendation, which allows webmasters to control the content of the Gravatars displayed on their website.

To eliminate spam, e-mail addresses are hashed with the MD5 cryptographic hash function. This prevents spambots from harvesting e-mail addresses.

Official Gravatar Video

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Gravatar allows you to manage all of your online identities in one place on the web. You should sign up and create your own profile.

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