Egg, meet chicken

Chicken and egg

For all you nay-sayers out there waiting for some reason to implement microformats, you now have no excuse.

Not only can you search for microformats (like my hcard — search for “messina“) but you can also submit your content for indexing to the newly launched Pingerati site. The search so far covers hCard, hCalendar and hReview… and I’m hoping to get more conversations kicked off around better interfaces for microformats as well as more practical ways of implementing and making use of microformats (like Jeremy Keith’s page).

In any case, we finally have a use besides filling your address book for all those conference speaker pages that Tantek has converted!

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

4 thoughts on “Egg, meet chicken”

  1. Yeah this is totally great. I had to blog about it as soon as I found out. We always had faith this day would come. Kudos to Tantek for taking the initiative when nobody else would.

  2. I’m actually working on adding some micrformats into my blog. I’ve already got a hReview thing working, next up is hCard and hCalendar.

    I’m really glad that there seems to be universal support for microformats. It’s uncommon to see a standard adopted by both the developers working in the trenches and the big companies like Microsoft agree on something.

    I hope that the new microformats search engine encourages developers to use them and participate in developing new microformats for content types they’re working with.

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