XING adds support for microformats

XING adds support for hCard (by factoryjoe)

The popular-cum-controversial professional networking site formerly-known as OpenBC recently relaunched with a new name and design with wide support for .

Tara first spoke with Daniela about implementing microformats ages ago and in follow up emails and blog posts, we encouraged and worked out various strategies (pro bono, mind you) around their microformats implementation. They’ve started basic with support for hCard and I hope that over time, they’ll add support for , , and .

Various extensions and web services can now detect private contacts in your XING account and add them to your address book or perform additional functions.

This work follows LinkedIn eventually adding support for hCard and hResume — work that, just maybe, we had something to do with as well. 😉

Hopefully XING’s support of microformats will make Sebastian happy for now, though it seems like he’s still a bit skeptical (though Google Translate didn’t help me much with his post).

Author: Chris Messina

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

2 thoughts on “XING adds support for microformats”

  1. Hehe – no it’s a good article about XING – I wrote, that I am positivly suprised about the relaunch and that I like to use it.

    But I still say openBC instead of XING und I even don’t cross my fingers to a “X”, when I talk about it 😉

    But I promised, that I will do so, if they will implement more microformats than hCard 🙂

    That’s a deal, isn’t it?

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