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Material for a "microformats.org turns 5" blog post - additional suggestions welcome!
 
Material for a "microformats.org turns 5" blog post - additional suggestions welcome!
  
== 2 billion hCards ==
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== 2 billion pages with hCards ==
  
According to Yahoo! Search Monkey, there are now over 2 billion hCards on the web:
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According to Yahoo! Search Monkey, there are now over 2 billion pages with hCards on the web:
  
 
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=searchmonkey%3Acom.yahoo.page.uf.hcard
 
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=searchmonkey%3Acom.yahoo.page.uf.hcard
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* Gravatar - all profiles now have hCards (millions) - used on WordPress.com etc.
 
* Gravatar - all profiles now have hCards (millions) - used on WordPress.com etc.
  
== 94% marketshare ==
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There's also been a notable very useful deployment from 37 Signals:
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* 37 Signals have added hCards to Basecamp:
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** http://answers.37signals.com/basecamp/556-any-chance-of-adding-hcards
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Thanks to Jeremy Keith's help!
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== 94% of rich snippet markup ==
  
 
Some additional recent news:
 
Some additional recent news:
* microformats has 94% marketshare compared to alternatives (e.g. RDFa) according to Google (announced at the Semantic Technology conference)
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* microformats has 94% marketshare compared to alternatives (e.g. RDFa) for rich snippet markup according to Google (announced at the Semantic Technology conference)
 
** http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_semantic_web_push_rich_snippets_usage_grow.php
 
** http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_semantic_web_push_rich_snippets_usage_grow.php
 
** http://www.readwriteweb.com/images/richsnippets_june10b.jpg
 
** http://www.readwriteweb.com/images/richsnippets_june10b.jpg

Revision as of 09:13, 7 July 2010

Material for a "microformats.org turns 5" blog post - additional suggestions welcome!

2 billion pages with hCards

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

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=searchmonkey%3Acom.yahoo.page.uf.hcard

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.

There's also been a notable very useful deployment from 37 Signals:

Thanks to Jeremy Keith's help!

94% of rich snippet markup

Some additional recent news:

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