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Who uses Gravatar?

12 Jan 2012 9:51AM
Just out of personal curiosity, who here uses Gravatar ( http://www.gravatar.com )?

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Big Bri 15 16.1k United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 10:03AM
never even heard of it
Andy_Cundell 5 1.1k 5 England
12 Jan 2012 10:06AM
Does it cost? It's doesn't really say anything on the site unless you give them your e-mail address and start an account.

Just Jas Plus
14 26.0k 1 England
12 Jan 2012 10:08AM
Don't really see the need for it. Perhaps it's 'Created Need', where people tell you what you 'Must Have' but don't really need, or can get along with quite well without.

But perhaps I need to know more about it?

Perhaps. Wink
12 Jan 2012 10:14AM
Basically, it's a free global service that holds avatar images for email addresses. It's what most blogs (ie: wordpress) use to display avatars next to reader comments. A website that uses gravatar avatars can display a user's avatar based off their email address. This means the website user doesn't have to upload an avatar to the website if they already have a gravatar.

In most cases, if you haven't found a need for it yet, you probably don't need it.
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
12 Jan 2012 10:27AM
I'd not heard of it and initially thought "neat". Then again I prefer to have different personas on different websites so I'd not use it.
Big Bri 15 16.1k United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 10:59AM
I have different email addresses for every website, so definitely no use to me Smile
User_Removed 12 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 11:48AM
I've used it before, as you said it speeds up commenting on blogs, but it seems restricted to Wordpress blogs. I can't remember seeing a website that used it.
User_Removed 7 1.4k England
12 Jan 2012 12:00PM
3 words.

facebook social integration.

gravitar, Y U SO UNKNOWN?!
User_Removed 12 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 12:16PM
1 word. Nerd. Grin
12 Jan 2012 12:34PM
It only seems to be popular to nerds (like me) Tongue

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