What is a Gravatar?

In constructing my blog, I came across an important couple of features I know I need to enable on my blog.

Firstly, we have Gravatars:

Gravatars are Globally Recognized Avatars. 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. Created by Tom Werner, gravatars make it possible for a person to have one avatar across the entire web. Avatars are usually an 80px by 80px image that the user will create themselves.

from: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Gravatars
So I am enabling the WP-Gravatar plugin so that this blog is up to spec socially. Neat!

Next is OpenID:

OpenID eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites, simplifying your online experience.

You get to choose the OpenID Provider that best meets your needs and most importantly that you trust. At the same time, your OpenID can stay with you, no matter which Provider you move to. And best of all, the OpenID technology is not proprietary and is completely free.

from: http://openid.net/what/
So I am enabling the OpenID plugin so login will be a snap. Neater!

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