[uf-discuss] MySpace and Microformats

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Sep 22 17:47:36 PDT 2009

On Sep 22, 2009, at 5:56 PM, Karsten Januszewski wrote:

> I was just on MySpace and noticed that /some/ profile pages are now  
> formatted using hCard - for example: http://www.myspace.com/ 
> irhetoric.  It appears that newly created MySpace profile pages are  
> using Microformats now. However, lots of other profile pages don't  
> use Microformats -- I'm guessing they are generated using a  
> different codebase. I just posted a thread on the forums (http://developer.myspace.com/Community/forums/p/9026/43520.aspx 
> )  to see what folks say, but I couldn't find any mention of it in  
> the press, etc.  Nonetheless -- another big win for Microformats  
> adoption!

Nice.  I've done a lot of scraping of MySpace.  In my experience, they  
roll out changes *very* gradually, over the course of weeks, if not  
months.  So hopefully the microformat markup is part of the new  
version and will be everywhere relatively soon.


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