coRank logocoRank is another news ranking site, similar to Digg in style, but ranks the news according to how interesting your friends and other pre-selected sources find it.

There is a tour here.

Digg has the sheer numbers, surpassing a million registered accounts earlier this month, but it still hasn’t locked things up. As has been widely publicized, it is vulnerable to being gamed and influenced by cliques — and is mainly popular among the tech crowd. coRank removes the danger of gaming. However it isn’t clear how many people have such information overload that they need this intermediate filter — instead of going to the news sources they trust — or subscribing to them through an RSS reader.

We’ve tinkered with coRank, and it implements a clean design. It gives people the ability to tailor their reading pages. It also gives people more niche categories of news to choose from than Digg does. Founder Rogelio Andreo, who works in Silicon Valley, informed us of the launch last night.

Rex Dixon is a contributing author at VentureBeat


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