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May 25th, 2007

By RBA - May 25th, 2007, 8:55, Category: General

A few hours ago we launched the new version of coRank. Or should we say the remake of coRank?

What's new is not a load of new features on top of the existing site but actually a shift from the original concept. So far, coRank has been a service that in a way it made social news and bookmarking a bit more social and customizable. Today coRank launched the first and only service on the net where you can create your own "social news" site in just one minute.

Up until now, if you wanted to have your own "social news" site, you could only either resort to open-source Pligg or code it yourself. Not anymore. In a way, you could say that the new coRank is to social news and bookmarking what Blogger is to blogs or YahooGroups to email groups.

The features that come with the launch are plenty. You can tke a tour here, but I'll summarize the most important ones:

  • You can include your own advertising, adsense, etc.
  • You have a few predefined templates to get started
  • 100% custimizable CSS and HTML, add files, images, etc.
  • Customizable terminology (just a few terms for now)
  • You define your site's categories, of course.
  • Access: public, private, moderated, etc.
  • Enable/disable voting, attaching pictures to stories, etc.
  • Keep the trash out: User and site filters
  • Complete story management: edit, delete stories or comments...

Now, is the original coRank site dead? Is it going to close? Not at all! The only difference in fact is that its home moved from http://www.corank.com/ to http://www.corank.com/corank.html and we'll always provide a link to the site from the home page, but coRank, the social news site isn't going anywhere!

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