April 06, 2009

Microformats Entering "Real Life" w/rel="me"

Marshall Kirkpatrick gets a discussion going regarding the implications of Google using the microformat markup rel="me" to identify which site is most appropriate for a person's name/indentity.

Microformats are going to be a bigger thing as we head towards the full emergence of the Semantic Web.

I've basically been avoiding the topic in my daily life but Marshall's post made me realize that, if the search engines are going to start using them, then so will search engine optimizers, and that implies an early tipping point, of sorts, for microformats.

And, yes, they will be used for evil so do good deeds now while you still have time!

Or try to at least own your identity while you can.


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