When you create your own coRanking site at coRank, you can...
A coRank site is not a blog, email list, wiki, a social news site or a web page. Yet, it takes features from all these type of sites to bring you a different and useful service.
You could create a site about any topic, where you and other people can add things you all find on the net about that topic, then add comments, rate them, etc. In essence, building a live a repository of things that you, and perhaps others, find interesting about a particular topic.
And of course you could also create a social news site for people interesed in a particular topic, where everyone can determine what they thing it's important or not.
Either way, coRank is the perfect collaborative tool to make it happen.
Do you have a web site, an online community, group, a portal or social network? Give your users one more feature, completely free for you (and that you can monetize), that not only may be very useful for them, but thta might even help them coming to your site and use all of your services more often.
Not only that, you can design your coRank pages to match the design of your site, and even have it under your own domain or subdomain - so instead of mysite.corank.com, your social news service could be under whatever.mysite.com.
Offer your blog readers one more channel they can use where, not only they can rank/vote your posts but they can also use it (and so can you) to know what posts are the most popular or more interesting according to your readers.
And if you don't have a blog, you can always create a site where you add news and stories from a particular source you follow regularly.
And since coRank allows you to fed your site auomatically via RSS/ATOM feeds, you don't even have to worry about adding the items yourself.
Your coRank site could be that small portal of yours where you keep adding those things you find on the web that you find interesting, and then, either share them with others (just a private group of people or the whole world), or keep them completely private if you like. Your coRank site can be different than traditional bookmarking sites for many reasons, but above all, because this will be your site.
coRank can also be a powerful collaboration tool for a group of people. For example, the site could be used to add news or stories related to a specific project, community or event, a neighborhood community, a classroom, a private project, an "ideas knowledge database", etc.
We've mentioned here just a few uses but we're sure that we haven't come up with all the different ways this service could be useful to either an individual, a group or to the whole net population.
If you create a coRanking site, we would love to know how you're using it. Let us know and if it sound interesting, we may even post it in our home page!