[uf-discuss] hCard slowing adoption of microformats?

Samuel Richter mephtu at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 13:48:38 PST 2008

How's this...?

Using gmail, I happened to spy a list of supported links, here's one of them:

Custom Web Scraping
Data Extraction & Mining Service
Buy up to 20,000 Records for $75.00

This reinforces the seriousness of the issue in my mind.  If hCards
are used as indiscriminately as the data in these websites, it would
just pipeline the same information to companies of this ilk.


On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 9:45 AM, David Janes <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 9:13 AM, Samuel Richter <mephtu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I read some blog posts this morning on microformats and a common
>> concern (and I feel a legitimate one) is the "scraping of hCard's from
>> web sites for future generations of spammers."  I believe that fear,
>> if left unaddressed, will kill the microformat effort.  Has there been
>> any discussion of this?
> You weren't going to fill us in on the URLs, were you?
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