Commenting with Gravatars

Our new blogging system supports “Gravatars.” These are user pictures that will appear next to comments you leave. You’ll notice on my blog, recent comments are listed, and next to many of the names are “?” marks. Hmm…

You can sign up for free at en.gravatar.com to register with your e-mail address. Once your account is created, you can upload a small photo to be your gravatar. From that point forward, whenever you leave a comment on a WordPress-powered blog with that e-mail address, your picture will appear automatically next to the comment you leave.

If you are familiar with the user pictures in Ning or iChat, this is very simliar.