[uf-discuss] hCard slowing adoption of microformats?

Michael MD mdagn at spraci.com
Mon Dec 8 19:18:21 PST 2008

> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Tantek Celik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> 
> wrote:
>> Such companies are already going to far greater extents to scrape 
>> anything resembling contact information (without really caring about 
>> false >>positives etc since as your quotes point out quantity is their 
>> game) from text, HTML etc on the web using text entity recognizers etc.

Spammers have been scraping email addresses from websites for years without 
needing to look at hCard.

Giving users options to choose what is displayed on their profiles sounds 
like the way to go.
(whether or not those profiles are marked up with hCard)

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