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** [http://www.dodgeball.com/venue?vid=23551 a venue] - could also use [[hreview|hReview]] for the user reviews listed there for the venue
** [http://www.dodgeball.com/venue?vid=23551 a venue] - could also use [[hreview|hReview]] for the user reviews listed there for the venue
* [http://www.icq.com/people ICQ people], where they show people's profiles and have a few ways of contacting and/or connection to people.
* [http://www.icq.com/people ICQ people], where they show people's profiles and have a few ways of contacting and/or connection to people.
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* http://youtube.com The very popular YouTube have profiles that do include some information that might use [[hcard|hCard]].
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* http://youtube.com The very popular YouTube has profiles that do include some information (username) that uses [[hcard|hCard]].
* [http://www.facebook.com Facebook] is a very popular (over 13 million members) community.
* [http://www.facebook.com Facebook] is a very popular (over 13 million members) community.
**Requested support of microformats in [http://flickr.com/photos/56624456@N00/1399881855/ openly asked question to Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook) during Q&A at TechCrunch40 conference], and got [http://therealmccrea.wordpress.com/2007/09/18/facebook-to-support-open-standards/ lukewarm reply]. Glimmer of hope: "When it's important to our users, we'll do it."  Thus if you are a Facebook user, please make a request to them to support microformats and tell them it is important to you.  Feel free to add your name below. 2007-09-17 [[User:Tantek|Tantek]]
**Requested support of microformats in [http://flickr.com/photos/56624456@N00/1399881855/ openly asked question to Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook) during Q&A at TechCrunch40 conference], and got [http://therealmccrea.wordpress.com/2007/09/18/facebook-to-support-open-standards/ lukewarm reply]. Glimmer of hope: "When it's important to our users, we'll do it."  Thus if you are a Facebook user, please make a request to them to support microformats and tell them it is important to you.  Feel free to add your name below. 2007-09-17 [[User:Tantek|Tantek]]

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hCard advocacy

Contents

Part of the larger microformats advocacy effort. Adding hCard to these sites would improve their usability and ambient findability.

Online Profiles

Sites to check

The following sites may have hCard or XFN support and need to be checked and placed into lists on hcard-supporting-user-profiles and hcard-xfn-supporting-friends-lists as well. Feel free to add icons/logos for each of these as well.

User Profiles

Nearly every website that has a login has a page representing the public profile of the user that other users can see and interact with. Many such sites already support hCard (e.g. ClaimID.com, Flickr.com, Technorati.com). Here are some that I think would benefit from the addition of hCard to their profile / user pages, making them hcard-supporting-user-profiles.

Feel free to add more such sites that have a social network profile-like component and we'll see what we can do, as well as add icons/logos for each of these as well.

appear to be offline

hCard XFN friends lists

In addition, if sites with people profiles have friends lists, we should encourage them to add support for hcard-xfn-supporting-friends-lists. Both of these help social-network-portability and help the site become a node on the open-social-web. Feel free to add icons/logos for each of these as well.


Company Profiles

Online Venues

There are many sites that offer pages that represent organizations and venues that could benefit from being marked up with hCard. Yahoo Local venues are marked up with hCards for example. Here are some more sites that have venues that would benefit from hCard markup.

Plugins for and modifications of web-applications

Many web-applications use plugin-systems to change their behavior and content. Most notable is probably web-forums and blogs. Many of these have a community of coders that develop plugins or code to modify the default behavior of these web-applications. Here are some sites where it might be interesting to develop hcard-related plugins/mods.

WYSIWYG buttons

In addition to getting them to markup obvious references to users/usernames with hCard, it would be great to see them update their WYSIWYG authoring interfaces (little creator/style buttons that often line up just above the top of a blog post editing textarea for creating links, lists etc.) to add a "person" button (perhaps with an icon user.gif) which simply inserts hCard markup for you, or better yet, lets you pick someone from your address book, and then inserts an inline hCard with their name, URL (and perhaps even your XFN relationship to them) for you. While they're at it, perhaps a similar button/feature for easily inserting an hCalendar event.

Tools

Telephone Directory Listings

Telephone Directory Listings could usefully apply hCard to their results pages, e.g. (please add other examples!):

Postal (ZIP) code Finders

Postal code Finders could usefully apply hCard to their results pages. Andy Mabbett 12:09, 13 Nov 2006 (PST)

e.g. (please add other examples!):

Government hCard

UK Gov. hCard

Europe Gov. hCard

MAPLight

http://maplight.org/ can use a bunch of hCard markup, e.g.

Requested by Tantek 12:13, 30 May 2007 (PDT) in person at the NetSquared2007 conference.

Organization Contacts

Many companies and organizations have about or contact pages that could benefit from being marked up with hCard. Technorati's contact page for example is both marked up with hCard and has a convenient "Add to Address Book" hCard to vCard converter link. The following company sites could benefit from similar markup (and, until user agents support hCards natively, "Add to Address Book" links). Tantek 17:44, 13 Dec 2006 (PST)

Individual hCards

Getting these sites to at least add hCard to their home page or contact info page and then ping Pingerati would be an excellent start with getting them some experience with microformats and thinking about adding microformats to other places in their sites that make sense:

Trade directories

Store locators

(see Google search for "store locator"; "about 2,000,000" results!)

people search

Other hCard

Successes

Perhaps we can consider moving successes to a separate page, like hcard-advocacy-successes. Tantek

Wikpedia hCard

Some microformat data is now (2007-09-14) being removed from Wikipedia; see, for example List_of_Gaudi_Buildings

See also

The hCard specification is a work in progress. As additional aspects are discussed, understood, and written, they will be added. These thoughts, issues, and questions are kept in separate pages.

hcard-advocacy was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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