What is a Gravatar and why do you need it?

by | Aug 19, 2011 | At Checkerboard, Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Web Development | 0 comments

What does the ancient Sanskrit word ‘avatar’ have to do with today’s technological playground? Tech geeks co-opted the word, best translated in English as ‘appearance,’ to apply to online pictorial representations.

Listen to one tech enthusiast explain the importance of the newest version of avatars. Called Gravatar, this globally recognized avatar follows you throughout the Internet. Your image appears next to any activity done while signed into the email address registered with your Gravatar account.

The host of this introductory video explains why you should make your free Gravatar today – Gravatars grab the attention of others by personalizing the connection and breaking up the text. Your Gravatar presents a more cohesive version of your online self across any website or blog with Gravatar capability.

Gravatars – What are they and why you should get one?

All it takes to create your Gravatar is an email address and a digital image. In this instructional video, our friendly host walks us through the process of registering for a Gravatar and selecting your image.

A great benefit about creating a  Gravatar  is  it will automatically update other online activities you’ve done (such as commenting) through the linked email address.  Once created,  it will pair your image with comments you made years ago.

Register now and see how your online interactions, past and future, feel more personal when you can be identified by your Gravatar.

Gravatars – How to set one up and get it working

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