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MicroFormat Adoption

Julian Bond has a good point about adoption of new standards and microformats:

Now there’s at least some work being done on creating standards and providing transports and displays for all of these. But the catch is not only are they missing implementations at the toolkit level, but they’re also missing applications that actually do something useful with them. But much much worse, for quite a few of them there’s no obvious immediate payback for any of the end user, community or a system or application owner. To take just one example of OpenReviews; why should I make the effort to write a review and post it on my website. And especially if there the associated systems don’t exist to pick them up, aggregate them and get the extra link love of people reading them elsewhere and clicking back to me.

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