vCards, and hCards

vCards are electronic business cards They can be used by Personal Information Managers, e-mail applications, web browsers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other computer programs. A vCard can contain more than a printed business card. Not only names, addresses, telephone numbers, graphics/pictures, and website addresses…but also audio, geographic and time zone information, and can support multiple languages.

You can create a vCard at http://www.vicintl.com/vcf/

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The next generation, if you will, are hCards…HTML vCards…for use on webpages.

The template at http://tantek.com/microformats/hcard-creator.html allows for:
name
company
street
city/state/zip code
phone
url (website address)
and a photo url (web/internet address).

The template at http://microformats.org/code/hcard/creator has more options:
given name
middle name
family name
organization
street
city
state/province
postal (zip) code
country name
phone
email
url (website address)
photo url (web/internet address)
AOL Instant Messenger screenname
Yahoo! Instant Messenger screenname
Jabber screenname
and allows for tags.

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