[uf-discuss] 2 billion hCards! gathering material for a
"microformats.org turns 5" blog post
ehs at pobox.com
Mon Jul 5 11:45:13 PDT 2010
On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> 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
Was it clear if Google's stats were comparing all microformat usage
with usage of only their particular rich snippet vocabulary ? I'd
be surprised if it was *all* RDFa vocabulary use, since that would
mean that Google are indexing all RDFa on the web. John Breslin asked
a similar question in the comments on that RWW post .
If it isn't clear, I'd probably refrain from citing the 94% market
share statistic in the microformats-turns-5 post. Although I guess
this sort of posturing is to be expected, and most people take it as a
given that "there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and
statistics.", especially in religious debates 
The 2 Billion statistic is astounding, considering there are an
estimated 1.8 Billion people online . It makes me appreciate how
important efforts are to give people the ability identify, link, and
unlink their online identities .
 There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
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