Gravatar is creepy. It’s a picture (or abstraction) that follows you around to different blogs and appears wherever you comment, even if you didn’t intend it to, just because you gave the site owner your email address. Gravatar tracks you around the web just like Google/Facebook and such, and it is recognized as a tracker by software that blocks trackers.

I’m going to the WordPress profile page to set up my profile and it says that if I want to set a picture I have to do it through Gravatar? Really, WordPress?

Is this going to turn into a very short blog full of things that eventually drive me away from WordPress?

update: somebody made a plugin to undo the crappy decision of publishing a hash of everybody’s email address to the world if they comment on a blog.

 

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