Microformats let you share structured information in HTML web pages. Although the information is visible to human readers–as it should be–software can also extract structured information. This Short Cut is a general introduction to the history of microformats and an explanation why these ideas are rocketing to the forefront of technology. It includes information and examples on how to add all of the popular microformats used and consumed today to your documents. Also included is discussion of where the idea behind microformats originated and why the microformats process is so open for everyone to contribute. With millions of instances of microformats on the Web, isn’t it about time to learn what it’s all about?