Automattic Acquires Gravatar

October 18, 2007 | Posted by Matt

The best ideas are often the simplest. (At least in hindsight.) The idea of globally-recognized avatar, or Gravatar, struck me from the first time I heard it. Of course I should be able to have my avatar wherever I go! Of course email is a great way to key it! Of course there should be an open API for any platform!

Watching how Gravatar changed and evolved over the years I saw a service with great adoption and potential, but facing some classic problems of scale that successful sites are often lucky to run into. Scaling happens to be something my company, Automattic, is very good at, and as we started chatting with Tom Werner of Gravatar it became obvious there’s a lot of potential for combined forces, and I also saw a lot of parallels to Akismet, a product that does one thing, does it well, and has an open API so any platform can use it.So we worked out an arrangement to transfer the code and service from Tom to Automattic, and here we are. Here’s what we’ve done so far over the past few days:

  • We transferred the Rails application and most of the avatar serving to our WordPress.com infrastructure and servers.
  • Avatar serving is now more than three times as fast, and works every time.
  • We moved this blog from Mephisto to WordPress. )

Basically, we did the bare minimum required to stabilize and accelerate the Gravatar service, focusing a lot on making the gravatars highly available and fast. However our plans are much bigger than that. Here’s some of the things we’re looking to add and improve on the service:

  • We’re going to make all of the Premium features free, and refund anyone who bought them in the last 60 days.
  • Move the gravatar serving to a Content Delivery Network so not only will they be fast, it’ll be low latency and not slow down a page load.
  • Take the million or so avatars we have on WordPress.com and make them available through the Gravatar API, to compliment the 115k already here.
  • From Gravatar, integrate them into all WordPress.com templates and bring features like multiple avatars over.
  • From WordPress.com, bring the bigger sizes (128px) over and make that available for any Gravatar. Currently Gravatars are only available up to 80px.
  • Allow Gravatar profile pages with Microformat support for things like XFN rel="me" and hCard.
  • Develop a new API that has cleaner URLs and allows Gravatars to be addressed by things like URL in addition to (or instead of) email addresses.
  • Rewrite the application itself (site.gravatar.com) to fit directly into our WordPress.com grid, for internet-scale performance and reliability.

Of course like with all our products, the majority of development is going to be driven by you, so if you have any great ideas be sure to leave them in the comments so we can work them into our roadmap.

Thanks again to Tom Werner for creating such an awesome service and the Automattic team for getting it moved over so quickly.

406 Responses

  1. [...] Automattic has bought Gravatar. Om sees it as a larger trend, but to us it was just a good fit. « Rails Bashing Comment » [...]

  2. tgpo says:

    I’m excited about the future and look forward to new and exciting things to come.

  3. Armen says:

    wow…that’s quite impressive! Nice work guys.

  4. [...] Overall it’s a real good fit for us, and I’m excited about our future plans. More details here. [...]

  5. kakesh says:

    good.hope it will give all of us a nice feeling.

  6. Ollie says:

    Congratulations. I look forward to the future of Gravatar under the new direction. So far, so good.

  7. [...] 17th, 2007 · No Comments News flash: Automattic has acquired Gravatar. Congrats to Tom Werner for building a great service. Gravatar is a great fit for our expanding set [...]

  8. roycifer says:

    marriage made in wordpress heaven!

  9. Andrew Kumar says:

    This is great! I like the micro formats integration.

    How about openid support / integration?
    One step closer to unified digital identification!

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  11. Fahmishah says:

    great to hear that dude.!

  12. Rick Beckman says:

    Congrats, Matt & crew! :)

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  14. Balaji Dutt says:

    Wow that was.. unexpected.

    I’ve decided to stop using gravatars on my blog – partly because I’ve become a fan of a stripped down look, but I definitely do like the concept.

    Congrats to Tom.

  15. This is excellent news. I look forward to seeing great things from this pairing in the future.

  16. Congratulations for Gravatar

  17. luke dorny says:

    Hoooray!!
    OpenID?

  18. vanpelt says:

    It is exciting to see a great service get even greater… ROCK ON!

  19. [...] Gravatar has been sold to Automattic. [...]

  20. ChinaNom says:

    Gently, Automattic build a strong self-contained sns portal. I believe in the model of opensource binding with commercial act developed by WordPress. I think, Meebo could be next?

  21. adspigot says:

    Congrats Matt, cool aquisition and I can’t wait to see how well it fuses with wordpress in the future.

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  23. David says:

    Innovation. That keeps things going. And, very cool about making the premium features free. With an avatar that can travel, I may need to make a new one.

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  27. Jenny says:

    Wow Automattic has everything now. Now to implement it into wordpress along with mybloglog.

  28. Douglas Karr says:

    And now they are installed on my site! Well done!

  29. Ehab says:

    Yeeii !

    All premium features FREE ! ZOOO ! YEEE

  30. Daniel says:

    I have to admit. My WordPress developer friends understand the potentials of tying in the metaverse concept quite well in principle.

    Very nice move, and congratulations!

  31. seriocomic says:

    Wow, for a while there I thought the service was dying a slow death. While not eminently useful, it certainly is a fun thing to see and have around.

  32. Gravatar ha sido comprado

    Gravatar, el famoso sitio para manejar avatares ha sido comprado. Esta vez no ha sido Google, ha sido Automattic (http://automattic.com/) la compañia de Matt Mullenweg, el creador de WordPress. Esto ocasionará muchisimas mejoras en gravatar: Los serv…

  33. Viper007Bond says:

    Wow, awesome!

    When I read the headline “Gravatar Sold”, I was all worried it was to some annoying corp. like Yahoo or something. However, very happy to hear that it was Automattic. This should help tons with both the serve speed as well as integration between WordPress and Gravatars.

    Woo hoo! :D

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  36. Fepe says:

    Great acquisition.

    I’ll be looking forward for the changes now.

  37. [...] Automattic Acquires Gravatar. [...]

  38. BoltClock says:

    Congrats! There’s a lot to look forward to with this acquisition!

  39. [...] We’re now back rollin’ the global avatars again. Thanks to Automattic. [...]

  40. Silveira says:

    That’s good. I like Automattic and WordPress.

  41. Automattic Acquires Gravatar

    在 Dashboard 上看到 Automattic 收购了 Gravatar。曾经很喜欢 Gravatar,甚至想过给以前的 PJblog 加入这个好玩的东西,不过后来越来越慢,越来越慢,实在是受不了了……所以在更新这个 theme 的时候…

  42. [Gravatar] Automattic übernimmt Gravatar

    Wie ich gerade im Gravatar-Blog lese hat Automattic, die Firma welche die Hand über WordPress hält, den Avatarservice Gravatar übernommen.
    Gravatar ist ein genialer Service welcher die Möglichkeit bietet einmalig einen Avatar upzu…

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  44. Rob Cameron says:

    I’ve known Tom even before he had the original vision for Gravatar while at home one night, and I can tell you this really has been a labor of love for him. The fact that Automattic came to him proves his insane nighttime ramblings were genius after all!

    Although, like anyone whose web app is purchased, he’ll no doubt become a crazed Web 2.0 playboy, making the rounds at the elite San Fran IPO parties and hobnobbing with Jeff Bezos soon enough. So give your kudos now before he’s too good to bother reading this blog. ;)

  45. jun says:

    I agree with Andrew Kumar re OpenID.

    What if we could have all our favorite apps/sites/socialmedia/networks/emails under one site, all in one page – with just one ID……

    And all in open-source!

    Maybe we’ll finally have world peace at last.

  46. cintia says:

    Haven’t used Gravatar for quite some time already. But am quite excited to know Automattic acquired it :) Will keep track on any gravatar udpates :)

  47. [...] see this purchase as a good thing for Gravatar users as all the premium features will now be free and because it will be owned by WordPress it will be [...]

  48. Mark Penix says:

    Great news :) The speed up will be great all on it’s own.

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  52. Blogcosm says:

    Cool tool for blog comments: Gravatar (just acquired by Automattic)

    Automattic (the folks behind WordPress) just acquired Gravatar, ("Globally Recognized Avatars"). (Hat tip: GigaOM.) What is it?

    an 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblo

  53. _ck_ says:

    They were using Rails? OMG no wonder they couldn’t scale…
    Oh well, solved now I guess!

    The API was non-functional after the the 2.0 “upgrade” will it just work now?

  54. [...] Mullenwegs firma Automattic har købt Gravatar. Gravatar (globally recognized avatar) er webservice, hvor du får en 80×80 pixel avatar, som [...]

  55. blauereiter says:

    Nice fit really, Gravatar sounds just right with WordPress.

  56. [...] If you’d like to find out more about what the heck is or comment here’s the announcement post on the Gravatar blog. [...]

  57. congrats to automattic on acquiring gravatar, now our avatar will be globalize more ;)

  58. [...] Umzug auf die WordPress.com Server hoffentlich bald ändern wird. Außerdem sollen, laut Weblog, auch die Premium-Features für alle kostenlos bereit gestellt [...]

  59. [...] anderen wohl eher weniger: Automattic, der Betreiber von WordPress.com und Akismet hat Gravatar.com gekauft. Pro-Features sind jetzt kostenlos und evtl. gibt es bessere [...]

  60. me says:

    >They were using Rails? OMG no wonder they couldn’t scale…

    Agreed, that explains it. Had I known they were using rails, I would never have bothered. Rails is only useful as a hobby – and a short term one at that.

  61. Stas Sushkov says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  62. museditions says:

    I would love to take my Lyre with me wherever I go. There are strings attached :) Congratulations on what looks like a nice acquisition.

  63. [...] and millions of other blogs), is that Automattic, the maintainers of the WordPress project have acquired Gravatar, the simple tool popular on WordPress blogs that creates a unified avatar image for you [...]

  64. Stephen says:

    Wow. I am IMPRESSED. Thanks for doing this!

  65. Christian says:

    this is ghue-reat!

  66. btard says:

    That’s some good shit. Awesome news.

  67. [...] – We’re going to make all of the Premium features free – bring the bigger sizes (128px) – … and more Spread the [...]

  68. outeasy says:

    Well alrighty then!

  69. cronies says:

    Cool¡

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  73. ulysses says:

    I never imagined Automattic and Gravatar would marry, but now that I think of it, it does make sense. Also, I was itching to comment just to see how my Gravatar looks like since I forgotten about it.

  74. [...] Pues bien, la noticia está en que Automattic, la empresa que está detrás de WordPress, ha anunciado que ha adquirido Gravatar. [...]

  75. Adriaan says:

    Great news guys! Slow loading gravatars was really annoying…

  76. [...] costo dell’operazione non si sa però la prima cosa che ha fatto Matt è stata quella di rendere free tutti i servizi [...]

  77. Jess says:

    So now is the time to get one, I suppose :-)

  78. jhave7 says:

    Seems like a nice fit indeed…

  79. [...] alte Esel ist verkauft. Der mitunter recht schlecht performende Gravatar, eines der webzwonulligen [...]

  80. [...] by B3n on 10/18/07 in Blogging, Internet, News Wow! Automattic (Matt ‘WordPress’) just acquired Gravatar! Congrats, [...]

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  83. The actual API is very clean an intuitive… please keep it, okay? ;)

  84. [...] development corporation Automattic – key person: Matt Mullenweg – acquires Gravatar. Here’s the announcement post by Matt Mullenweg on the Gravatar blog (October [...]

  85. [...] (also z.B. mehrere Gravatare mit einem Account) kostenlos werden sollen, wie man im Gravatar-Blog nachlesen kann. « « Größere Umbauarbeiten  | [...]

  86. kL says:

    While you’re at it, how about creating classes/plugins that cache gravatars and serve them from the same domain as sites?
    That should save you a lot of bandwidth and might be a bit faster for end users (no extra dns lookups or redirects).

  87. Leo Flandriae says:

    Waiting to see my Gravatar appears the first time. In the meantime transtlation made to dutch/Flemish/Afrikaans: “idicoon”. As I am striving to help survive my mothertongue. Idicoon thus.

  88. [...] Повний список умов можна подивитися тут. [...]

  89. [...] код Gravatar’а перенесли на сервера WordPress.com, пообещав, что там он будет работать в 3 раза быстрее, и без сбоев. [...]

  90. Graser10 says:

    Hey!
    Thanks, keep it u wordpress!

    ~*~Graser10~*~
    The goofy goober! :mrgreen:

  91. [...] mal über Gravatar.com berichtet, nun wechselt der Dienst in die Hände von Automattic. Wie das Gravatar-Blog berichtet, wurde bisher der gesamte Dienst mit allen Funktionen auf die Serverinfrastruktur von Automattic [...]

  92. [...] Now Automattic has purchased Gravatar … [...]

  93. Woeful says:

    Nice, an “Open” avatar!

  94. Renata says:

    Oh, great! Now I can have all my e-mails gravatarized?

  95. [...] Automattic, a group of talented people behind great projects and services like WordPress.com acquired Gravatar. It seems that there are many promising great features on Gravatar. One of them is the removal of Premium membership. All Premium features will be available for free. Learn more about the coming features offered by Gravatar on their blog post. [...]

  96. Ashish says:

    Great! WordPress + Gravatar = Awesome. [GravyPress?]

  97. meneame.net says:

    Automattic compra Gravatar

    Automattic, la empresa detrás de WordPress compra Gravatar, el sitio especializado en avatares de usuarios por su email. Gravatar tuvo serios problemas para aguantar el gran crecimiento que tuvo (en Menéame lo tuvimos que dejar de usar y porque no ag…

  98. [...] Gravatar has been acquired by wordpress parent company Automatic. This was a very cool pickup for them imo. I really liked gravatar and wanted to use them back in the day but they had some serious issues with uptime so I kind of gave up after a while. [...]

  99. Leo says:

    So far so good. So just let see my gravatar ;-)

  100. [...] través del blog de Matt me estoy enterando que Automattic, la empresa de la que es parte, ha comprado Gravatar, el servicio tan conocido que permite asociar un avatar a una dirección de email para que [...]

  101. clint says:

    Thats very cool they are going to be cdn’d now. I’ve used them since day one, but I had taken them off all of the sites I work on except one because the service was frequently down and the massively slow page loading.

  102. Norm says:

    In the article it states that premium services are now free, I just signed up but was prompted to pay for multiples email address gravatars. Is it just not implemented yet?

  103. Matt says:

    Norm, making the premium stuff free is on the TODO list, not the DONE list, but I expect it to happen within the next few days.

  104. [...] a surprising move, Automattic has acquired Gravatar, which was announced this morning in Gravatar’s new WordPress installation. This breathes life into a quality idea that had [...]

  105. TwisterMc says:

    This is excellent! It’s good to hear that Gravatar is alive and kicking. Can’t wait for all the new features.

  106. Mr Gray says:

    Congratulations to Auttomatic and Tom. Gravatars and WordPress just make sense.

  107. Doufer says:

    Good news!

    The performance increase is good for those who is in other countries.

  108. [...] 在 Twitter 上看到 Matthew Mullenweg 提到 Automattic (最有名的「產品」是 WordPress.com) 買下 Gravatar:Automattic Acquires Gravatar。 [...]

  109. [...] et assurant le développement de WordPress, WordPress.com, bbPress et Akismet, vient d’annoncer le rachat de Gravatar et son intégration dans ses serveurs mais aussi dans WordPress.com. Ce changement devrait dans un [...]

  110. Tobias says:

    ok, now it the time to test my own gravatar. i didnt trust the service before so i never used it.

    <– there it should be now, beautiful :)

  111. [...] Automattic has acquired Gravatar. I think only good things are going to come of this, and hopefully we’ll see a more widespread adoption of Gravatar. Avatars are already loading three times faster, and the premium service features are now free. [...]

  112. [...] famoso serviço de avatars “globais” junta-se assim a um portfólio que inclui o WordPress, a consagrada ferramenta de anti-spam para blogs akismet, o [...]

  113. [...] “A volte le idee più semplici sono le migliori”, scrive Matt Mullenweg sul blog di Gravatar. [...]

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  115. David Kaspar says:

    Congrats Tom… let’s see this great idea taken to the next level!

  116. David Kaspar says:

    Oh… is this my Gravatar ID?

  117. [...] read this post by Mullenweg on the Gravatar blog. I had no idea this was in the pipes, but man, am I [...]

  118. [...] Enlace: Automattic Acquires Gravatar [...]

  119. [...] 从Matt的博客上得知了Automattic收购Gravatar的消息。相信使用wordpress博客的朋友都会有所了解Gravatar,如果你还不了解的话,下面是个简单的介绍。   Gravatar(个人全球统一标识)是globally recognized avatar(直译为”全球认识的头像”)的缩写。它起源于在网上各处论坛中所广泛使用的头像(avatar),随着Blog的广泛普及,在各处Blog 的留言上也相继出现了头像,为了方便用户在四处的Blog广泛留言的同时可以拥有统一的头像,http://www.gravatar.com/ 提出了Gravatar这个概念并开始提供这项服务。这项服务概念上十分简单,就是把个人email地址与头像作为捆绑(请登录 http://www.gravatar.com申请帐户,上传照片即可完成),当你再在支持Gravatar的网站留言并使用你的个人email时,头像就会出现在你的留言旁。 [...]

  120. [...] que usamos y diseñamos blogs: Matt Mullenweg, creador de WordPress entre otros, anunció hoy en el blog de Gravatar que su empresa Automattic compraba por una cantidad no revelada este servicio de avatares gratuitos [...]

  121. PJ Brunet says:

    Yes, there’s so much potential there for those little pictures, as we know: Myspace, Facebook, MyBlogLog, whatever.

  122. iaoj says:

    Thank you Matt for Gravatars
    WP is really going to be excited day by day.
    You guys are best
    Keep up the good work
    Thank you and Good luck for WP
    Best Regards for u

  123. cool! it’s very good news!

  124. Shirley says:

    Congratulations to both Matt at WordPress and Gravatar. I’m interested in seeing how the look of WordPress will change–for the better, I’m sure, even though it’s rather neat the way it is. Again, thank you for this free service. I sincerely appreciate it.

  125. [...] A noticia oficial pode ser lida no blog do gravatar. [...]

  126. Guillermo says:

    Congratulations.

  127. [...] sort of dropped off the planet for me. No idea why. But now they are back (not that they left) and back in a better way. Like favicons though I like [...]

  128. Gravatar voll auf Speed

    Irgendwie schn, Gravatar tut’s zur Zeit wirklich schneller als zuvor – wenn das wirklich wegen des Aufkaufs ist, dann vielen herzlichen Dank. Die Avatare bei uns in den Kommentaren waren nie schneller da. Und das knapp vor dem vernichtet werden – den…

  129. Stefano says:

    Now, please, openID on both Gravatar and WordPress…
    btw, great news!!

    Stefano

  130. [...] about it. Basically, Automattic (a company comprised of many of the big WordPress developers) has taken on Gravatar and has already done some tweaking to help the service scale better. They’re adding some [...]

  131. Israel says:

    awesome, i cant wait.

  132. I am anxious to see how this will impact WordPress. Very cool!

  133. Eric Marden says:

    And I just went premium to support all my emails!

    This is great news. I am glad I choose to support gravatar, and not mybloglog or any of the others. Because i agree. One thing. Do it the best. And you will succeed.

    You guys rock. And hard.

  134. Congrats on the purchase guys. This is a nice compliment to the existing properties and provides a tool for the blogosphere, similar to Akismet.

  135. [...] WordPress-Entwickler Automattic und Betreiber des beliebten Blogdiensts WordPress.com hat die Firma übernommen, welche das Plugin Gravatar entwickelt hat. Das Gravatar Plugin ermöglicht die Darstellung eines [...]

  136. Great idea this Gravatar, good for all those involved, hip! hip!

    -Thunk Different.

  137. Evisu says:

    I really don’t know if this is one of the best idaes that has come to blogs… but thats just me lol.

  138. [...] la empresa que desarrolla nuestro querido WordPress, acaba de anunciar la compra de Gravatar, el servicio que relaciona una imagen a nuestra cuenta de correo y nos [...]

  139. redheadrev says:

    And look it really worked! Usually my gravatar never shows up! Yipee!

  140. This is great news. Congratulations!

  141. [...] found out that Gravatar was bought by Automattic, makers of Worpress. Here’s the news from their blog, TechCrunch, Mashable and [...]

  142. Christian says:

    Nice move!

  143. Puleen says:

    Excellent news. Gravatar implemented on my site.

    Cheers!

  144. [...] compañia de Matt Mullenweg, creador de WordPress; ha adquirido Gravatar, el sitio web que nos permite poner avatares basados con una identificación de nuestro correo [...]

  145. [...] Tom and bought Gravatar. Automattic founder and WordPress lead developer Matt Mullenweg explains on the Gravatar blog, which has now moved to wordpress.com. More to the point, he’s moved the service to [...]

  146. al.garcia says:

    i think is great, now wordpress-gravatar plus openID is the best thing could happen to have an online ID all over th web. now i think what i just said might sound kinda silly, but you get what i mean

  147. [...] le Petit Musee: Matt, el creador de WordPress, sali de compras con Automattic, su consultora, y se trajo Gravatar. Algo empieza a cocerse. En breve veremos ms posicionamientos de este estilo. Objetivo: ocupar los [...]

  148. Good News. I was wondering how it was going to go. With so many issues int eh past, and all the work that Tom put into it, to get it scalable & affordable… Glad to see Automattic stepping up to the plate. I’d love to see some stats about how much the service is used once its all up and happy.

  149. Ingrid says:

    That is what I call great news.

  150. Eric Monse says:

    The best ideas are the simplest, but sometimes complexity is required.

  151. [...] megvette a gravatart: http://blog.gravatar.com/2007/10/18/automattic-gravatar/ Lehet, hogy gyorsabb lesz majd?! « előző | kobak — 2007. 10. 18. [...]

  152. jez says:

    big-size avatars are absolutely cool and a must-have, I can only endorse the 128px ones!

  153. [...] Service wurde von Automattic (geistige Väter von Projekten wie WordPress, Akismet etc.) übernommen und ist somit wieder wunderbar und ohne ewig lange Ladezeiten benutzbar. Wer also nicht länger [...]

  154. [...] Leo en Loogic y Error500, que por cierto son 2 de los blogs que más me gustan, que Automattic (dueños de WordPress, el software que uso para publicar este blog) ha comprado Gravatar por una cantidad sin confirmar que no han hecho publica en la nota oficial. [...]

  155. stuning says:

    Nice job,:)

  156. se7en says:

    I like including the Gravatars plugin with my customers WP themes and I’m happy to hear that the system will be improved! Way to go!

    8)

  157. Jeffro2pt0 says:

    This is awesome and exciting news. I have had an account with Gravatar for a few years now and I need to get back into it and mess with my account. I think it will be pretty awesome to see Gravatar implemented into future version of WordPress. As you said Matt, I think the two are complimentary to each other.

  158. [...] avatar company — Automattic, the company that operates the popular WordPress blog software, has acquired Gravatar, a company that gives users a 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from blog to [...]

  159. [...] but which sadly hasn’t taken off to the degree I’d like. Hopefully that will change. Go read the announcement over at the Gravatar Blog. Tags: Automattic, [...]

  160. Amit says:

    pretty cool! Congrats Matt & Automattic on acquiring a related & potent service. :)

  161. [...] Automattic купи Gravatar. [...]

  162. Looking forward to the next few months with Gravatar now. Best of luck! :)

  163. [...] llevar a comprar cosas. En concreto la evolución de la que hablo es WordPress y la compra es la adquisición del grupo Automattic del servicio Gravatar. Para los que se hayan perdido decir que Automattic es la empresa que se encuentra detrás de [...]

  164. [...] empresa de Matt Mullenweg y compañía que desarrolla WordPress y Akismet, entre otros productos, acaba de hacerse con Gravatar, el popular servicio de avatares. Automattic tiene muchos proyectos para el nuevo producto. Entre [...]

  165. [...] weblog do Gravatar pode ler-se hoje: The best ideas are often the simplest. (At least in hindsight.) The idea of globally-recognized [...]

  166. saul says:

    I’d love it if you could get Gravtars over SSL/https! This is a key feature that is stopping me implementing Gravatar further.

    Great move though guys, an important service.

  167. [...] Well Matt has chalked out even the future plans for Gravatar and here they are quoted from the announcement he wrote [...]

  168. [...] dies leider, aber ich denke ich werde diese Funktion in Kürze in mein Gästebuch aufnehmen. Die neue Performance ist mir in den letzten Tagen, wirklich positiv aufgefallen und mir gefällt die Idee, den Kommentar [...]

  169. Nice to see that it got some speed increases, but Rails certainly wasn’t the culprit. A good Rails application is fast, efficient, scalable, and powerful. It’s funny to see the Rails bashers here though. :P

    Won’t argue the Mephisto to WordPress move though. I hate Mephisto.

  170. gidong says:

    great idea …

  171. [...] of Gravatar, a company that creates avatar images that bloggers can you when commenting. Mullenweg said the acquisition of Gravatar for an unknown sum came because the company was “facing some [...]

  172. [...] Gravatar Blog 得知 Automattic 收购了 Gravatar,相信大家对 Automattic 也不陌生,它就是 [...]

  173. Corinne says:

    Definitely sounds impressive.

  174. [...] nice of Matt Mullenweg (that wonderful guy who brought us WordPress) and his company Automattic to acquire [...]

  175. [...] isn’t there now. It wasn’t just my imagination: Om Malik linked to the post. Update: Matt’s post is [...]

  176. [...] Automattic Acquires Gravatar « Gravatar Blog Of course I should be able to have my avatar wherever I go! Of course email is a great way to key it! Of course there should be an open API for any platform! (tags: gravatar api Automattic wordpress) [...]

  177. Evert Jan says:

    This is great news! Congratulations to everyone!

    Regards,EJ

  178. [...] webservice voor “globally-recognized avatars” Gravatar is recent overgenomen door Automattic, de drijvende kracht achter de weblogtool WordPress. Op Onbezet.nl wordt Gravatar (net [...]

  179. [...] took a year in the coming. I think promised this post last Oktober. I was going to do a post on GravyPress but deleted it everytime I got to the third paragraph. So what better post than some kewl widgets [...]

  180. Martijn says:

    That is a win-win to all. Way to go!

  181. Grasland says:

    What happens when to great companies become one…. We’ll see.

  182. [...] Wenigstens geht’s den Gravataren gut. [...]

  183. [...] der Betreiber von wordpress.com und Askimet, übernimmt Gravatar. Die Vorteile der Übernahme sind sicher, dass die Pro-Features kostenfrei werden und dass mit [...]

  184. Blogcosm says:

    Gravatar’s founder looks beyond the icons; competitors beware

    For some interesting thoughts on where Gravatar could go in the future, see Joshuaink’s Seven and a half questions for Tom Werner from April 2005.

    I get the feeling there is a bigger picture with

  185. [...] sez: Watching how Gravatar changed and evolved over the years I saw a service with great adoption and [...]

  186. Retodon8 says:

    Way too many replies in this thread to read properly, so I hope I didn’t miss someone else already saying the following:
    The move to WordPress seems to have deleted a whole bunch of replies to http://blog.gravatar.com/2007/06/11/updated-croppr-stats/ I don’t know about any other threads, but I participated in that one, tried to help out some people, and all those posts are gone now.

  187. ग्रावतार बिक गया!!

    ….. खरीदा वर्डप्रैस की कंपनी ने

  188. [...] 的母公司,今天 Automattic 正式宣佈已收購頭像托管服務商 Gravatar,官方消息見這裡。相信使用 WordPress 的 Blogger 都應該知道 Gravatar 這個服務,它可以為 Blog [...]

  189. [...] Viele haben sich ja von Gravatar verabschiedet da der Dienst ständig überlastet war. Das soll jetzt ein Ende haben, denn Gravatar wurde von Automattic (die Softwareschmiede hinter WordPress) übernommen! [...]

  190. [...] pointed out that Automattic has purchased Gravatar, the globally recognizable avatar service. Om speaks of the economics and Matt’s cagy, but [...]

  191. [...] has been acquired by Automattic. This should result in some great integration in the future for WordPress [...]

  192. anshul says:

    Can pavatar be integrated into this too?

  193. macewan says:

    Just wanted to drop a quick congratulations to Tom. Hope things turn out the way you dreamed.

  194. [...] – Automattic Acquires Gravatar « Gravatar Blog Moh. Dàt werd tijd. En nu hopen dat het wat vooruigaat. En dat het wat betert van update cycle [...]

  195. David says:

    Congratulations, it will be better for wordpress bloggers and you!!!

  196. seteventos says:

    Fabulous! Make it cool for WordPress.org blogs too!

  197. [...] of late is that Automattic has now purchased Gravatar! This is pretty wicked news since the list of benefits are also in that post, but my favorite is the speed [...]

  198. [...] megvette a gravatart: http://blog.gravatar.com/2007/10/18/automattic-gravatar/ Lehet, hogy gyorsabb lesz majd?! « előző | következő » kobak — 2007. 10. [...]

  199. [...] Filed under bubble, dot com, speculation, wank I’ve been told I have to make a post on Gravatar. So, [...]

  200. [...] has it that Automattic has acquired Gravatar.com. Automattic is the company responsible for the brilliant open-source blogging platform which I am [...]

  201. karmoosh says:

    Dear Writer
    This is a very good blog
    I find it by my freind “jak”

    Waited more than your good article
    Thank you

  202. [...] Нарешті Matt прислухався до моїх зауважень і купив сервіс ґраватарів [...]

  203. LeisureGuy says:

    Great idea. I can’t wait.

  204. [...] Automattic (WordPress 的公司实体) 买下 Gravatar [...]

  205. glroiousochi says:

    cool, its such a nice work!

  206. [...] Automattic Acquires Gravatar « Gravatar Blog (tags: blogs blogging wordpress news gravatar automattic) [...]

  207. [...] }); }); Automattic acquires Gravatar: So, Matt and the people at Automattic have taken another step towards providing the publishing [...]

  208. [...] Automattic Acquires Gravatar « Gravatar Blog (tags: wordpress gravatar) [...]

  209. [...] Automattic has bought Gravatar I figured Gravatars would become reliable once again so I’ve re-enabled them on this [...]

  210. [...] noted in the tech press last week that Automattic had acquired Gravatar. Matt has posted the code to enable gravatars on his blog. I rather like the idea behind [...]

  211. [...] él meg, és magáévá tette az open source elveit. Ennek alapján a Gravatart is átalakították: Ezentúl nem kell fizetni, ha valaki egynél több avatart, vagy e-mail címet szeretne [...]

  212. [...] Automattic Acquires Gravatar Ik denk dan aan gravatar integratie in WP. Hoera! (tags: wordpress gravatar automattic) [...]

  213. [...] days after Automattic acquired Gravatar on 18th of October, Matt added 2 lines of PHP code to turn on Gravatar feature on his WordPress [...]

  214. [...] far, I can’t see anything bad about this story.  I saw it over at A Feast of Crumbs first.  I love gravatar and it’ll be nice for things [...]

  215. I am jargon laden and you all are effusively jargon ridden. Help. Something great has happened and I don’t know what it is. Poor me!

  216. [...] is a bit from the post on Gravatar.com: Here’s what we’ve done so far over the past few [...]

  217. [...] before the recent announcement about Gravatar joining Automattic, I had been wanting to turn on comment avatars here. I nabbed [...]

  218. [...] you may have noticed recently, Automattic partnered up with Gravatar. Matt has released some details in regards to Gravatar and the integration that will happen in regards to WordPress and Gravatar. I [...]

  219. [...] в официальном блоге разработчиков Gravatar появилась информация о [...]

  220. [...] ne sais pas si vous avez vu l’info en fin de semaine dernière, mais Gravatar, un système de gestion d’avatar, a été racheté [...]

  221. [...] agora dona da Gravatar. Voc sabia? Eu descobri no Blog do Matt. Com a aquisio o servio ficou muito mais gil, por que est nos mesmo servidores que hoje fornecem a infra estrutura do [...]

  222. [...] ganzen Beitrag dazu könnt ihr hier im neuen Blog [...]

  223. [...] You can see more on the changes for WordPress and Gravatar here: http://blog.gravatar.com/2007/10/18/automattic-gravatar/ [...]

  224. [...] alcuni di voi sapranno, è notizia di qualche giorno fa l’acquisizione di Gravatar da parte di Automattic, la società che sta dietro WordPress. Una delle prime logiche conseguenze di questa acquisizione [...]

  225. Nightgunner5 says:

    What will happen to the people on both Gravatar and WordPress.com?

  226. backhander says:

    When? When? When? Sounds great!!

  227. [...] 在得知Automattic收购Gravatar之后,WordPress对头像的默认支持那便是很自然的事情……也就是说,从此各种Gravatar插件也许和TAG插件一样将逐渐消失……处于私心,我对这事很抗拒,具体就不说了…… [...]

  228. stephenju says:

    It seems gravatar is having problem serving up some avatars again? I have problem getting my own gravatar to show up. And many of my visitors’ are also missing.

  229. powermx says:

    coool!!!! Good for you guys ^^

  230. Adonios says:

    Very good. Let’s see if its working! ;)

  231. Jakob Kruse says:

    … and ofcourse, now it works!

  232. [...] de la compra de Gravatar por parte de WordPress, numerosos desarrolladores ya lo han empezado a usar en sus blogs (Matt y Dougal por ejemplo). Así [...]

  233. [...] and I’m looking forward to seeing where Automattic takes the service in the near future. read more | digg [...]

  234. Lars Svenson says:

    Good work guys!

  235. [...] hat auch gravatar.com einen Käufer gefunden: vor einigen Tagen wurde der Avatar-Dienst von automattic [...]

  236. [...] que l’entreprise qui commercialisait le service (avec difficulté malgré un succès planétaire), a été reprise par l’excellente boite Automattic (celle à qui on doit l’indépassable anti-spam pour commentaires [...]

  237. [...] a related note, most of you probably know that Automattic acquired Gravatar last week. Now that Gravatar is run by Automattic, avatars are served three times faster than [...]

  238. [...] using S3 Making Gravatar fast again October 26th, 2007 As Matt blogged, Automattic recently purchased Gravatar. The first thing we did was move the service onto the WordPress.com infrastructure. Since [...]

  239. Bonnie says:

    this is interesting!

  240. [...] מספר ימים רכשה החברה את שרות GRavatar בסכום שלא פורסם. לאחר הרכישה נפתחו [...]

  241. chanux says:

    Ooops ….That’s cool

  242. [...] not impress me though. However we are one step close to such a thing, a universal online ID because automattic acquired Gravatar.com . Automattic the company behind WordPress, Technorati  which are cool services is now has their [...]

  243. Marilyn says:

    This could not have come at a better time. :) Thank you! Looking forward to this happening very soon!

  244. [...] endret til å bruke Gravatar. Gravatar er en gratis tjeneste, som i denne måneden ble kjøpt av Automattic, de samme som står bak WordPress.org/.com og WordPressMU, samt Akismet.I den forbindelse har jeg [...]

  245. fahroe says:

    i’m very happy to hear that :)

  246. [...] to work with Gravatars and viola! Thanks Dougal! PS: If you do not know already, Gravatar is now owned by Automattic and response times for loading the Gravatars is minuscule. After I installed the plugin, I did not [...]

  247. [...] compañia recientemente compró Gravatar, un servicio que asocia un avatar o imagen a una dirección de email y puede ser integrado en otros [...]

  248. Leo Flandriae says:

    It is all very nice, but what is happening with everybody’s IDicoon?
    Is it possible they all fell in a deep black hole? Support is not responding either!?

  249. creatorz says:

    WROTEN : We’re going to make all of the Premium features free, and refund anyone who bought them in the last 60 days.

    PREMIUM FEATURES FOR FREE!!! That’s really good. Because I wanna do something with css editor without buying anything.
    Thanx a lot.

  250. [...] 母公司 Automattic 刚收购 Gravatar 没几天,工程师就对 Gravatar  进行了一番手术,把 Gravatar 并入了 WordPress.com [...]

  251. [...] compañia recientemente compró Gravatar, un servicio que asocia un avatar o imagen a una dirección de email y puede ser integrado en otros [...]

  252. [...] the fine folks who bring you Akismet (and WordPress.Com) have recently acquired/partnered with Gravatar. Gravatar is a service that serves up globally recognized avatars giving you the ability to have [...]

  253. sly says:

    “We moved this blog from Mephisto to WordPress.”

    Wow, why even include that in your update list. Automattic? Don’t you mean automatic? Guess your “company” couldn’t buy out automatic domain name, lmao.

  254. [...] תגובות יום שלישי, 6/11/07, 16:26 Automattic, החברה שמאחורי WordPress, קנתה את gravatar. הרעיון של gravatar הוא פשוט: לכל כתובת מייל יוצמד אווטר, [...]

  255. [...] times as fast, and works every time. * We’re going to make all of the Premium features freeread more | digg [...]

  256. Eric Marden says:

    What if I want to let you keep my refund money? Would it help accelerate this road map?

  257. Mark says:

    Testing to see if my gravatar is working. I have it on my website but the images are not loading. So I thought I would come to the master and test mine here.

  258. cheerio says:

    Very happy with this development, well done!! I’m still making up my mind weather to use Gravatar or MyBlogLog.
    What I hope Gravatar will add in the future:
    – Overview of all comments I left on the web under my Gravatar ID
    – when someone at mydomain.com clicks on my avatar, goes to my personal Gravatar page and sees overview of all comments I left on that mydomain.com
    – Overview of Gravatar users friends and being able to see what they’ve commented on
    – Hope it will also be made available in Indonesian and Dutch too

  259. kl3ks says:

    vielen dank für diesen tollen Zusatz! :)

  260. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  261. to.rben says:

    Hi there, will SSO be supported with WordPress.com?

  262. Carolis says:

    eu quero!

  263. [...] Automattic has bought Gravatar! And that means faster Gravatar serving and a better future for both. I saw this coming, I just didn’t know when it’d happen but alas, it finally has! [...]

  264. [...] che negli ultimi 60 giorni hanno sottoscritto la versione Premium verranno rimborsati. Ecco l’annuncio dell’acquisizione: The best ideas are often the simplest. The idea of globally-recognized [...]

  265. [...] de Gravatar-blog is te lezen, dat binnenkort alle WordPress.com-avatars via gravatar zullen bereikbaar zijn, dus [...]

  266. raymonty says:

    I like this place and this “Old Dog” will not bark unless you pull his chain.

  267. TrouterUSA says:

    Awesome! As a fairly new member to the WordPress family of bloggers (and blogging in general), this news is very exciting to me. I can’t wait to see these changes!

  268. [...] yesterday. Since Gravatar was acquired by Automattic the servers will be serving gravatars three times as fast. Just what is a Gravatar? A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80×80 [...]

  269. [...] Esta mañana me levanto y descubro que Automattic compró Gravatar. [...]

  270. [...] had some scale-up issues in the past, making the image serving slow. But the acquisition by Automattic has greatly expanded their capability and images issues are a thing of the [...]

  271. [...] found out recently that Gravatar had been sold to Automattic, the company behind WordPress. On some levels it was kind of a good news for me, as that would [...]

  272. Matt Kern says:

    Can’t wait to see this in action on WP

  273. [...] der Aufkauf von Gravatar durch Automattic macht sich auch bei der Performance äußerst positiv [...]

  274. [...] (the hippy/corporate entity behind WordPress) has acquired Gravatar, giving the the service the juice it needed to keep performance up. I’ve enabled Gravatar on [...]

  275. steffan18 says:

    gravatar

  276. [...] was recently acquired by Automattic, the company that supports WordPress development and runs WordPress.com. I never [...]

  277. [...] actually implemented Gravatars a while back, when Automattic bought them. But it deserves a special highlight and I improved the implementation now. If you comment here, [...]

  278. Jacqi says:

    Good deal!

  279. Stan says:

    for some reason my gravatar dont works :S

  280. [...] you’d like to find out more about what the heck is or comment here’s the announcement post on the Gravatar blog. This entry is filed under WordPress Feeds. You can follow any responses to this entry through [...]

  281. [...] You may remember a little while back we bought Gravatar. We now have the infrastructure to a point where we feel comfortable sending a lot more traffic to [...]

  282. [...] You may remember a little while back we bought Gravatar. We now have the infrastructure to a point where we feel comfortable sending a lot more traffic to [...]

  283. Brent says:

    That kicks major butt dude!!
    :cool:

  284. [...] we have had our own little avatar system. Recently, the company that owns WordPress.com bought Gravatar and today announced that they have enabled gravatar support here. (Don’t tell them [...]

  285. [...] mais esperados para o WordPress.com desde que a Automattic (a empresa por trás do WordPress.com) a comprou. Veja o post do blog e saiba o que aconteceu: Você deve lembrar que nós compramos a Gravatar. [...]

  286. [...] wordpress.com與Gravatar功能整合 發文於 12 / 7 / 2007 by jiunnmind 從Wordpress.com與Gravatar整合已經過了一個半月,今天在Wordpress.com的部落格上面看到了功能整合的消息,主要整合的部份在於以下這段話: [...]

  287. [...] activa Gravatar Luego de comprar el servicio de Gravatar, hoy WordPress.com ha activado este servicio a todos sus blogs. Lo curioso es que Sandbox 1.0 en [...]

  288. [...] may remember a little while back we bought Gravatar. We now have the infrastructure to a point where we feel comfortable sending a lot more traffic to [...]

  289. talnikar says:

    nice

  290. st3ch says:

    Very nice news

  291. [...] After reading into it a bit more I decided to add it to my site also. Recently Gravatar has been acquired by Automattic (the company behind WordPress and Akismet), promising some exciting new features. But [...]

  292. [...] “A volte le idee più semplici sono le migliori”, scrive Matt Mullenweg sul blog di Gravatar. [...]

  293. [...] el blog de JAVIER AROCHE comenta que WordPress.com activa Gravatar, eso sucede después de que comprar dicho servicio, por lo que hace unos días WordPress.com ha activado este servicio a todos sus [...]

  294. [...] Globally Recognized Avatar 20 12 2007 Wie man bereits vor einiger Zeit in den News von WordPress.com vernehmen konnte wurde der Bloganbieter-übergreifende Dienst GRAvatar von WordPress.com gekauft. [...]

  295. Adam says:

    I love gravatars…but I’d like to see more interesting options for a default image. Right now I’m using the wavatar WP plugin to create unique default images for each user. But I would love it if I could have gravatar.com generate a wavatar for people who haven’t registered for a gravatar.

    That would be heaven…

  296. echagnon says:

    Its great to see the dynamism of your company. A small team of people doing major stuff. Great!!!

  297. [...] You should do it cos Gravatar will become a wordpress default soon, i have a feeling. [...]

  298. [...] 母公司 Automattic刚收购 Gravatar 没几天,工程师就对 Gravatar 进行了一番手术,把 Gravatar 并入了 WordPress.com [...]

  299. [...] Automattic (WordPress开发者)刚刚 获得Gravatar ,将来Gravatar服务将更快更大(达 [...]

  300. [...] (selaku perusahaan yang membawahi WordPress) mengakusisi Gravatar (beritanya dapat dibaca di sini). Lalu, bagaimana dengan kita yang mempunyai blog berplatform WordPress dengan domain sendiri [...]

  301. [...] Automattic bought Gravatar, they updated the infrastructure to speed things up and updated the Gravatar WordPress [...]

  302. [...] de hand deed. Neem Automattic, dat naast het bestieren van WordPress.com en blogspamfilter Akismet, Gravatar heeft overgenomen, en waarover de geruchten gaan dat ze onlangs een overnamebod van 200 miljoen dollar hebben [...]

  303. [...] that takes your email address and creates a key to map it back to your gravatar. Automattic now owns Gravatar and is embedding it into WordPress. Now there is a plugin for the OS X Address Book that allows you [...]

  304. onbip1 says:

    nice!

  305. [...] Article – Automattic Acquires Gravatar [...]

  306. Adam says:

    I’ve actually created a Gravatar class if you click the link in my name. Loosely coupled and works like a dream – it also has a cache with an expiration date for the avatar – to save on loading times. It can merely load the avatar in locally.

    Adam @ TalkPHP.com

  307. [...] conectar esas comunidades de interés. Feevy va en ese sentido, Gravatar también (recordemos que lo compró el propio wordpress) y por supuesto la RMD. Existen actualmente algunos proyectos que van en este sentido, algunos [...]

  308. [...] who brought WordPress.com into existence. Automattic’s acquisition of Gravatar happened in October 2007 – they purchased it from Tom Werner. While Tom owned and operated it – it grew at an amazing rate [...]

  309. [...] размещаемую в комментариях всех блогов, аватару. Официальный пост в блоге | TechCrunch | GigaOm | Mashable | [...]

  310. [...] Automattic Acquires Gravatar « Gravatar Blog [...]

  311. music says:

    What do you mean ?

  312. [...] tried the mybloglog avatars instead, to my dismay because of some cache problem. Hopefully, this development will bring more stability and surely gravatar will be back to my [...]

  313. [...] in October 2007 Gravatar was acquired by Automattic (WordPress’ parent company), which has greatly improved performance and will help Gravatar [...]

  314. [...] six months ago. Last October, the company that runs WordPress, the software that runs this blog, bought gravatar.com, so it’s not surprising that there is a WordPress plugin to support gravatars. [...]

  315. Fricken Noobs says:

    Get this piece of garbage off Rails so that it doesnt ruin peoples sites. I would never put gravatars on my blog because of the slow loading times. RoR is a scalability nightmare. ASP.NET on IIS7 would stomp your colon! Ugh. Morons. WordPress blows, too, by the way.

  316. [...] बनाने वाली कंपनी ऑटोमैट्टिक ने खरीद लिया है। यह ऑटोमैट्टिक वही कंपनी है जो [...]

  317. [...] Avec l’arrivée de Gravatar dans le giron d’Automattic, les développeurs ont saisi l’occasion pour implémenter la fonctionnalité dans WordPress 2.5. Désormais, vous pourrez afficher les Gravatar de vos lecteurs sans avoir besoin d’un plugin. Attention tout de même, vos lecteurs devront toujours s’inscrire sur Gravatar pour pouvoir afficher leur avatar… vous suivez ? [...]

  318. [...] add gravatars to your comments template automatically.” Now that is easy! Gravatar.com was acquired in October 2007 by Automattic, one of the brilliant minds behind WordPress and [...]

  319. [...] e/ou códigos estranhos, apenas com uma template tag simples. Essa novidade é reflexo direto da aquisição do gravatar pela Automattic, empresa por trás do [...]

  320. [...] my gravatars plugin did some server-side caching, but since Automattic acquired Gravatar a while back, they’re now super fast, and all that caching can just slow your site down, because [...]

  321. [...] by filosofo. Posted on October 23, 2007 at 12:50 pm Automattic, the company behind WordPress, recently acquired Gravatar. In case you don’t know, gravatars—or “globally recognized [...]

  322. [...] sé si recordaran que Automattic, la empresa que creo este sistema compró Gravatar, pues bueno eso nos vino bien a la comunidad WordPressera ya que ahora los gravatares son [...]

  323. [...] this would be easiest for the Guys over at Automattic since they’ve already got the Gravatar infrastructure in place and know exactly what kind of [...]

  324. [...] che negli ultimi 60 giorni hanno sottoscritto la versione Premium verranno rimborsati. Ecco l’annuncio dell’acquisizione: The best ideas are often the simplest. The idea of globally-recognized [...]

  325. [...] gravatar es un servicio gratuito recientemente adquirido por WORDPRESS que vincula un avatar o imagen a una dirección de email, mostrando esta cada vez que dejéis un [...]

  326. [...] WordPress ahora soporta Gravatars en forma nativa, algo que era de esperar luego de la compra de Gravatar de parte de Automattic. [...]

  327. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  328. missdanni says:

    Congrats Matt!
    This move makes perfect sense.

  329. [...] have actually been around for a while, but they have been gaining in popularity expecially since Automattic recently acquired gravatar and WordPress 2.5 released with inbuilt support. Adding Gravatars to your wordpress theme is fairly [...]

  330. [...] with integrated Gravatar support. Just so you know, Automattic, the company that owns WordPress, bought Gravatar late last year, so we will be seeing a lot more of Gravatar in the near future. That’s great [...]

  331. mastafrog says:

    Hi there Gravatars

  332. [...] offers a globally recognizable avatar image that appears next to a users name in blog comments. Official Blog Post | TechCrunch | GigaOm | Mashable | [...]

  333. I just set up a gravatar. How cool this is!

  334. [...] Automattic, la société qui gère le WordPress.com WordPress a racheté la societé “Gravatar” qui éditait ces fameux avatars en octobre 2007. Ce qui fait [...]

  335. music lover says:

    It completely agree with Robert Lipply

  336. [...] support, and we have option wether we want to display it or not, and also set the maximum rating. Automattic already acquired Gravatar in October 2007, and they added interesting features on it in last April: Identicon, MonsterID and Wavatar. If [...]

  337. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  338. Music says:

    Nice! Gravatar sounds just right with WordPress.

  339. [...] le cose sono cambiate. Gravatar è stato acquistato da Automattic nel’ottobre 2007 e da allora il servizio ha ripreso a funzionare come si deve: esistono decine di plugin per tutti i [...]

  340. [...] Automattic has bought Gravatar I figured Gravatars would become reliable once again so I’ve re-enabled them on this [...]

  341. [...] has this nice habit of buying up companies that fix their own weaknesses. Need blogger profiles? Buy Gravatar. Commenting system sucks? Buy Intense [...]

  342. [...] Gravatar et IntenseDebate, voici donc une acquisition de plus qui donne certaines informations quant à [...]

  343. [...] notizia risale a ieri, il lavoro è già funzionante da qualche tempo. Subito dopo l’acquisto di Gravatar, lo staff di WordPress.com ha modificato il funzionamento dei propri blog per far si che questi [...]

  344. [...] che negli ultimi 60 giorni hanno sottoscritto la versione Premium verranno rimborsati. Ecco l’annuncio dell’acquisizione: The best ideas are often the simplest. The idea of globally-recognized [...]

  345. [...] Automattic has bought Gravatar I figured Gravatars would become reliable once again so I’ve re-enabled them on this [...]

  346. [...] apokalyptik Howdy there bloggers! You’ll no doubt remember that when we acquired Gravatar.com, just over a year ago, we intended to fully integrate it into WordPress.com. It’s been a long [...]

  347. [...] di wordpress.com setelah melaunching Blavatar. Gravatar ngga mau tinggal diam. Perusahaan yang diakuisisi oleh Automatic ini membuka layanan yang tadinya berbayar menjadi gratis. Multiple email addresses [...]

  348. [...] 10, 2008 | Posted by apokalyptik I still remember the post Matt made back when we announced that we’d acquired Gravatar.com… “Of course I should be [...]

  349. [...] there bloggers! You’ll no doubt remember that when we acquired Gravatar.com, just over a year ago, we intended to fully integrate it into WordPress.com. It’s been a long [...]

  350. [...] there bloggers! You’ll no doubt remember that when we acquired Gravatar.com, just over a year ago, we intended to fully integrate it into WordPress.com. It’s been a long [...]

  351. [...] about the stability of the service. In October 2007Automattic, the people behind akismet, acquired Gravatar and made sweeping changes for the better. The premium service was scrapped and server response [...]

  352. [...] di wordpress.com setelah melaunching Blavatar. Gravatar ngga mau tinggal diam. Perusahaan yang diakuisisi oleh Automatic ini membuka layanan yang tadinya berbayar menjadi gratis. Multiple email addresses [...]

  353. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  354. [...] 由于它十分流行,2007年10月18日被automattic收购。现在,wordpress已经内置了gravatar的支持,一切都是很自然的事情——当初Gravatar的流行,也依赖了wordpress广大的用户基础。 [...]

  355. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  356. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  357. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  358. [...] around for 4-5 years but are continuing to grow momentum. Automattic (the makers of WordPress acquired them just over a year ago. As more sites continue to support this technology – I only see it becoming [...]

  359. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  360. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  361. [...] Gravatar? That service Automattic acquired back on October 18th, 2007. It’s nearing two years since the acquisition and I don’t know about you but, I [...]

  362. [...] Gravatar? That service Automattic acquired back on October 18th, 2007. It’s nearing two years since the acquisition and I don’t know about you but, I don’t [...]

  363. Dewley says:

    i love gravatar, i also use gravatar since i got a new design and my visitors like it =)

  364. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  365. [...] per email address to use “across the entire web.”  The gravatar system now “fits directly into the WordPress.com grid.”  In that grid there is only room for one avatar system — [...]

  366. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  367. [...] avatar) of your commenters. In case you don’t know yet, Automattic (WordPress creator) just acquired Gravatar and the future Gravatar services will run faster and bigger sizes (up to [...]

  368. [...] user profile. We use the Gravatar service on WordPress.com to power your user avatar and because Automattic owns both companies, we are able to link your accounts automatically between the two [...]

  369. [...] powered blogs (such as this one) support Gravatars by default, thanks to Automattic’s acquisition in 2007. That’s just the start, with a growing awareness leading to an explosion of support, [...]

  370. โฮส says:

    Thanks , This is awesome and exciting news. I have had an account with Gravatar for a few years now and I need to get back into it and mess with my account. I think it will be pretty awesome to see Gravatar implemented into future version of WordPress. As you said Matt, I think the two are complimentary to each other.

  371. jajqo says:

    ilove gravatar :D

  372. Jason says:

    What I would like to see is an Identicon generator built right into the gravatar service, rather than having to generate one somewhere else, then upload it.

  373. Jano says:

    Haven’t used Gravatar for quite some time already. But am quite excited to know Automattic acquired it :) Will keep track on any gravatar udpates!

  374. smriti says:

    This is awesome and exciting news. I have had an account with Gravatar for a few years now and I need to get back into it and mess with my account. I think it will be pretty awesome to see Gravatar implemented into future version of WordPress.great…

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