Wanted to Comment: You and Your Gravatar

Ari Herzog

It amazes me how many people add comments on these blog posts but don’t have globally recognized avatars next to their names. If you don’t know what I’m babbling about, go read the benefits of a gravatar and why you should upload your headshot or some other representation of your brand to follow you around from WordPress to Disqus to more.

12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Dainis Graveris presents 33 plugins to “power up and evolve comment form possibilities and security,” including Disqus, WP Ajax Edit Comments, Comment Rating and Twitter Avatars in Comments.

Strategies to Ensure an Engaged Social Presence

Harp Interactive

Make sure you open up Disqus and Gravatar accounts for blog comments – Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar, so that your brand is being represented uniformly across the social media universe.

How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you are AT&T and your avatar was the face of your CEO, you’re doing it wrong. If you are building your *personal* brand, by all means, use your avatar (and face!). Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

All three offerings give you the standard message board fare from profiles, to avatars, to point systems to reward frequent users. Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus 105 SUBSCRIBERS 50161 FOLLOWERS Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

ProBlogger

Credit for the contribution: avatars. One easy way to do this is to use avatars—thumbnail pictures of your members that appear alongside their contributions. Here’s what you want your blog comments area to look like: What do you do for people who haven’t provided an avatar?

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How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here are some tips you can apply to your Facebook marketing strategy that will put your Facebook Page leaps and bounds ahead of the competition: Maximize Your Avatar Visibility Profile pictures on Facebook can have a maximum size of 200×600 pixels.

Blog World 2010 Recap – My Notes and Experiences

Kikolani

Social Media Examiner uses Disqus so certain people can be setup as moderators. There is nothing like going beyond the avatar and getting to see your blogging heroes, collaborators, readers, editors, guest bloggers in person, as well as meet the people behind the technology you use.

Fetching Friday – Resources, SEO Blogging Contest & Sheep LED Art

Kikolani

Aliens & Avatar – a funny comparison of the similarties between the two films. How CommentLuv stole my heart from Disqus – a beautiful love story. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a new SEO blogging contest, and some creative sheep LED art on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Blogging / Writing.

Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You can save your profile (bio, URL avatar, background color scheme, and background graphic) to the server and upload a custom one at will. Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

ProBlogger

The best of these commenters in my experience tend to use a personal name (and where possible use a personal avatar). Note : on avatars, it can be worth registering for a Gravatar account as this is often used for avatars on many blogs.

How Spying On Your Friends Causes Reevaluation of Endorsed Content

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Some people have avoided making that call on the Internet thus far through avatars, but that won’t fly with FriendFeed. Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

Why You Should Have a Secondary Twitter Account

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

While my personal one is not “secret&# per se, and even has the same avatar/photo as my professional one, I find it much more useful to compartmentalize, both for following others and being followed.

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You are attempting to post a long drawn out trolling style comment and you don’t have the balls to put your name on it, or use an avatar or a real email address.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

All the other sites I network in are usually done under another persona, but I am a very good friend to have and very supportive of my friends even though I don’t know anything about most of them beyond the avatar. (My

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Add an avatar and a bio at the minimum.

What's Your Government 2.0 Personality Type?

Social Media Strategery

As I read through these, I admit I had some good, clean fun visualizing avatars (er, faces) of folks I’ve worked with who, to me, (in my totally subjective, and only partially-informed opinion) exemplify each personality type, including the last two. Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Government 2.0 Miscellaneous Personal Prof.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

On days with big deadlines, I have to acknowledge that the needs my in-the-flesh clients may have to trump my friends-in-avatar-only for a day. On days with big deadlines, I have to acknowledge that the needs my in-the-flesh clients may have to trump my friends-in-avatar-only for a day. On days with big deadlines, I have to acknowledge that the needs my in-the-flesh clients may have to trump my friends-in-avatar-only for a day.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 6 Dangerous Fallacies of Social Media October 8th, 2008 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet (Amazing Gangsta Chimp image by the talented Matt Cioffi ) You may have heard of social media.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Even though we're all just the text of our name or a simple avatar/pic to each other, we're all real people inside.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Science of Inequality – Finding Your Influential Customers April 28th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Does social media breed inequality?

Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble | social crm.

Convince & Convert

I feel like I'm attempting to speak to the Wizard of Oz when I tweet a brand with logo as avatar – I'd much rather interact with a known person. I feel like I'm attempting to speak to the Wizard of Oz when I tweet a brand with logo as avatar – I'd much rather interact with a known person.