[uf-discuss] awesome examples of microformats, faqs

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Tue May 9 07:52:26 PDT 2006

On 5/9/06 12:28 AM, "Michael McCracken" <michael.mccracken at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

Mike, these are awesome.  That's exactly the kind of personal end-user
description that this page can serve to capture and communicate.



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