What is coRank?
is a servce that lets you create sites where
can share whatever you find
on the web
people who value your opinion
(whether you know who they are or not),
can also find
whose opinions are important to you
- whether they know who you are or not.
Everything on all coRank sites is submitted by
their users, and after they submit a story, website, etc.
other people will read it and give it a thumb up or down. If that story receives enough
positive votes, it is promoted to the front page. But...!
While there are other sites offering similar services, in coRank
each user has their own "front page", and the stories promoted to a user's front
page are determined only by the votes of the people this user has previously selected - these
are what we call, the user's sources.
Just a friends-driven social content website?
No. Friends are friends - there's mutual consent and it's a reciprocal relationship.
In coRank, when you select who your sources are, you don't need consent from them,
and you don't become a source for them. It is not a reciprocal relationship.
Why sources, why not friends?
Because that's really how the world is when it comes to trusting other people's opinions.
Say there's a guy named Joe Whittman.
Say I like how this guy thinks and I notice he has a
coRank account. I would add him as one of my sources right away! I want his opinion count
when my "front page" is being shaped up.
But hey, perhaps Joe doesn't even know who I am. Or perhaps he knows me but
doesn't care what I think. Should he be forced to add me as one of his "friends"
simply because I trust his opinion?
What are the coRank values?
- Share - Submit web pages and stories you find interesting.
- Rank - Vote "up" what you like, or vote "down" what you don't.
- Control - Select only people whose opinion you trust, so you can...
- Discover - ...be informed of web pages that get a better ranking by those people you've selected.