The readings on microformats for this week were good, but I think the NY Times blog was the most helpful for me. It wasn’t really until I installed the Operator Firefox plugin per the author’s recommendation and started playing around with checking different microformats on different web pages that I got a clearer understanding of what these were all about. I encourage all web developing newcomers like me to check it out. Also, the SEJ blog post on hCard format tools was helpful as well. I’m a little reluctant to create my own hCard with my personal email, phone number, etc. included in it, but I can see how the microformat can be a handy resource – especially for folks looking to grow their personal learning networks!