[uf-discuss] uf talk

Ben Buchanan microformats at 200ok.com.au
Sat Jul 28 03:58:46 PDT 2007

> What else can I put in there? I want to try and show this group of web
> devs why they should be using ufs, what convinced you they were a good
> idea? Also what are the best examples of them being adopted by major
> sites, I know upcoming use them a lot, and there are some on flickr
> aren't there?

The example I like to use is hReview. With normal searching you can
wade through a lot of irrelevant pages which happen to have the same
keywords as the book/movie/whatever. A review search would let you
pull up actual reviews - no fuss.

hCard is actually a more widely used example and works with a lot of
phones/software; but people often freak out about privacy if you bring
it up. Which is absolutely ludicrous of course since ufs just add to
the data you're *already publishing*. But the privacy debate can
hijack discussions if you're not careful.

hCard is a good example for managers who actually have expensive
phones and big data plans paid for by the company. Show them how easy
it is to whack their details into someone's phone - they love that
stuff :)


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