I comment at several places where Gravatars are in use, and recently you may have seen a photograph of someone vaguely resembling me, only with actual hair, affixed to my name.
This is, or more precisely was, yours truly, circa 1978, and it’s there for a couple of reasons:
- WordPress parent Automattic has acquired Gravatar, and they keep pushing for people to use the darn thing.
- One common complaint in various social media is that profile pictures are outdated. I defy anyone to come up with one more outdated than that without having to resort to kid shots.
This is, incidentally, likely one of the few times you’ll ever see me in a tie.