Gravatar is a service for providing globally unique avatars. The name is simply an abbreviation for globally recognized avatar. Simply put, the Gravatar service is one that lets you centrally control the avatar image associated with various accounts all over the internet.
Wait, what’s an avatar?
An avatar is the “Profile Picture” associated with accounts around the internet. An avatar shows up beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog or website. Perhaps the most common “avatar” would be your Facebook Profile Photo.
Why should I register a Gravatar?
Kone Marketing recommends that all of our clients eventually sign up for a Gravatar. It’s never something we force your hand on or make strict rules about but we just feel it’s a good practice to have as you start to own a web site and make content for your business online.