[uf-discuss] FYI: Google Base is up and 100% microformat free

Jan Egil Kristiansen styrheim at post.olivant.fo
Wed Nov 16 01:00:26 PST 2005

At 08:42 16-11-2005, you wrote:
>URI [1];  TechCrunch review [2]. No XHTML, tags are called "labels", no rel-tag. Data goes in structured (using some sort of tag/attribute scheme) but doesn't come out that way -- sort of a data roach motel.

Of course it is microformat free.

The idea behind base.google.com (and local.google.com) is seducing people to submit data directly to Google, so their data can't be found elsewhere. These data are for human consumption in a Google search result - machine readability is undesirable to this new anti-Google incarnation of Google.

First fix is free. But if Google Base reaches a critical mass, Google could stop indexing competing sites like upcoming.org.

Jan Egil 

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