Thursday, September 17, 2009

Microformats- the buzz word

Microformats are simple, open design patterns based on existing standards that you use to describe and add meaning to common web content, such as that about people, places, events and links. These structured data patterns allow machines like computers, user agents and applications to extract that content for a wide range of uses.

Sites already using microformats, includs Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and LinkedIn. But these are just some of the more well-known names..

...How pervasive microformats are. For example, according to Yahoo! SearchMonkey, there are 1,450,000,000 web pages that publish hCard and 36,200,000 pages marked up with hCalendar.

Few good links to get set go: