December 18, 2008 | Posted by Demitrious Kelly
As a side note I think it’s really telling that a service which hosts images and videos for people to easily link to decided to use Gravatar for their profiles. TinyPic has the infrastructure in place to do this. They already have uploading, caching servers, and a CDN figured out. They might even have croppers and image effects floating around. But 2 things are important here. The first is that profile images still aren’t the at core of what they want to provide to people. Second, and more importantly, is that enabling Gravatar support is good for their users — It’s easy, its simple, and it gives them value far beyond that individual profile page.