Since Tantek Çelik announced in his blog, Technorati now has a Microformats Search in their Kitchen (beta). Just in case this actually takes off, I figured I’d throw my publically available contact information out in hCard microformat. Here it is:
Nothing really exciting (that’s almost the point) but it’ll be interesting to see where this information will surface, now that it’s more easily machine-readable.
It’ll also be fun exercise to create a web spam bot that creates a bunch of seemingly real but completly fabricated microcontent out there. Without the necessary licensing, Technorati can’t use Google’s patented PageRank process to use links-to-microcontent to determine authoritativeness or relevancy, can it? Just look at the spam blogs now and how it’s ruining blog searches. Spam microcontent won’t be far behind, if microcontent search becomes a reality.