Alex points out a nice little gem in the new Yahoo! Tech site. All the reviews are marked up in hReview.

Ted put it in at some point, and with pretty much everything being optional it wasn't too hard to do. Check out Powershot A50, which seems to have a fairly large number of quality user reviews.

Kick ass.

Microformats are slowly but surely going to create a whole new web of data, ripe for mining, indexing, and exploring.

Posted by jzawodn at May 03, 2006 04:14 PM

Reader Comments
# Atle Veka said:

Wow, that Yahoo! Tech review page is way jittery for me when I scroll, to the point where it's unviewable (firefox on debian).

on May 3, 2006 05:33 PM
# AC said:

You've watched WAY too much South Park.

on May 3, 2006 06:10 PM
# E. David Zotter said:

Hmmmm... Maybe you'll benefit from Microsoft forcing homepages and searches... if they end up being yahoo instead of msn/live?

The biggest news of the year and no blog post?

Will you be working at MSFT soon?

Looking forward to mysql to Msft sql 2005 migrations? :-)

on May 3, 2006 06:23 PM
# Swaroop C H said:

Uche has a different opinion on Microformats ...

on May 3, 2006 07:11 PM
# Anil said:

Atle is correct. the entire page starts flickering with the Verizon ad when you scroll down. I am using Firefox. Pretty bugging user experience.

on May 3, 2006 08:07 PM
# Adrian Lee said:

Completey screwed in Opera/Win as well.

Er, yeah, nice job on that, well done.....

on May 4, 2006 03:24 AM
# grumpY! said:

microformats are a niche in a niche even for the web-obsessed crowd. everyone using microformats raise your hand. now popularity does not infer efficacy to be certain, but if microformats do catch on, they will simply be another meta tag-like vector to spam search engines, and after a brief flirtation with the semweb we will go back to text analysis of document bodies as the only viable long term spam-safe indexing technique.

on May 4, 2006 09:54 AM
# Tantek said:


This is awesome! Well done and kudos to the Yahoo! Tech team.

I encourage you to add Yahoo! Tech to the hReview list of "Examples in the Wild":

Do you have any estimate for the number of total reviews in Yahoo! Tech?



on May 4, 2006 02:09 PM
# Alex said:

I am not at the liberty to discuss the total number of reviews, but when we launched, the press reported on 300,000 tech products in our database. Some popular items, like this Apple iPod, have over 200 reviews.

on May 5, 2006 07:00 AM
# Marc Mezzacca said:

Jeremy / Tantek (and anyone else),

What are your thoughts on other Yahoo! Shopping API developers putting the Yahoo! reviews in hReview format on their own site and submitting them to aggregation services?

In essence they would sort of be passing them on as their own content. Which eventually would lead to a lot of duplicate content being aggregated.



on June 25, 2006 09:59 AM
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