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Small Scale Microformats

Does anyone know of any compelling arguments / articles on using microformats (like a simple hCard) on a small scale? I mean just on a personal blog like this.

It’s easy enough to create one, and it’s just a bunch of class names so there is of course no harm in it. But is there any real tangible benefits to it either? I’m all for web standards, and the idea souds like something to really get behind and support, but I’d like to be able to really put my finger on something to bring it all home on why it rocks.

Is there some kind of cool browser extension that auto-detects them and gives you like one-click add-to-contacts? Do search engines see them and use them somehow?