[microformats-discuss] Re: Educationg Others

Danny Ayers danny.ayers at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 12:18:26 PDT 2005

On 10/5/05, Mark Pilgrim <pilgrim at gmail.com> wrote:

> Microformats are about finding commonalities (even in "the long tail",
> especially in "the long tail") -- things lots of people are *already
> doing anyway* -- and making them 1% better to get 1000% more out of
> them.  If three people in the world post a picture of their albino cat
> jumping over a fence while wearing a sombrero, I don't think we need a
> microformat for that -- both because no one is doing it, and because
> there's no value in finding it.  If 10,000 people started doing it
> *and* there was a sudden upsurge of interest in distinguishing
> pictures of fence-jumping sombrero-wearing albino cats from pictures
> of fence-jumping fedora-wearing albino cats, I'd think about maybe
> marking it up in some common way.
> I hope this answers your question, which I have long since forgotten.

Nope, your example misses the long tail point entirely.



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