[uf-discuss] awesome examples of microformats, faqs

Michael McCracken michael.mccracken at gmail.com
Tue May 9 00:28:46 PDT 2006

On 5/8/06, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> On 5/8/06 1:47 PM, "Chris Messina" <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Why would you use them?
> >
> > "Microformats make it easy for you or anyone who can see your webpages
> > to reuse or your data and content elsewhere -- for example, to
> > populate an address book, examine social relationships, share reviews,
> > tag content or publish events."
> This is good stuff Chris.
> In a similar fashion, I'd love to see what other folks think you can do with
> microformats and why you use them.
> I've create this page and seeded it with Chris's description:
>  http://microformats.org/wiki/what-can-you-do-with-microformats
> Please feel free to jump-in and add a section describing what YOU think is
> important about what you can do with microformats.

I agree that there seems to be a need for a pithy end-user description
or demo displayed or linked to prominently somewhere on the site.

In that spirit, I added in two blurbs to 'what-can-you-do...' that are
generically about microformats, and a third more specific one that
assumes a working citation microformat, then explains why that'll be
great for me. :)

Feel free to edit as you see fit, and if you don't want speculation on
the 'what you can do' evangelism page, feel free to cut that one or
move it to a 'what will you be able to do' page if necessary.


Michael McCracken
UCSD CSE PhD Candidate
research: http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/~mmccrack/
misc: http://michael-mccracken.net/wp/

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