[uf-discuss] 2 billion hCards! gathering material for a "microformats.org turns 5" blog post

Tantek Çelik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Sat Jul 3 19:18:43 PDT 2010

According to Yahoo! Search Monkey, there are now over 2 billion hCards
on the web:


This is perhaps due to a few fairly large recent deployments:
* BrightKite.com - all venues and user profiles have hCard (millions)
* Gravatar - all profiles now have hCards (millions) - used on
WordPress.com etc.

Some additional recent news:
* microformats has 94% marketshare compared to alternatives (e.g.
RDFa) according to Google (announced at the Semantic Technology
 - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_semantic_web_push_rich_snippets_usage_grow.php
 - http://www.readwriteweb.com/images/richsnippets_june10b.jpg

I'm collecting these into material for "microformats.org turns 5" blog
post - additional suggestions welcome!



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