im posting this so that i can have it for later use on the topic. apparently this will greatly improve the semantic web of data we have at our hands, and make searching and indexing it faster/better/greater success in delivering good content that a user wants!
anything that we as web developers can do to make our sites more indexable for our client the better!
so, anyway, here is the link to the article itself Google Announces Support for Microformats and RDFa
and as the man behind the internet, himself Tim Berners-Lee stated so eloquently:
"The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. " - Tim Berners-Lee