Wink seems to be a new meta-tag search engine.
On a previous post I was lamenting the lack of an engine that would combine all the social bookmark services…we’ll here it is, well almost, I have registered but I’m yet to hear back from them.
From the FAQ:
Tag Cluster in search results
“We crawl and index tags from all over the web, and serve them up with web results […] serving up the most relevant tagged links for your search”.
I wonder if this is similar to Google + del.icio.us clusters.
Tag your own results
Store these in your user page, which I assume will be not too different a concept than del.icio.us.
It seems that part of Wink is a folksonomy like del.icio.us, so the Wink folksonomy tags will be one of the tag services aggregated naturally.
You can disambiguate tags for personal context by customising the Wink Wiki for yourself…this way when you search for the term “apple” it will always search the computer and not the fruit…not sure if I’m correct here, but this sounds awesome.
Kind of works like a thesaurus, but it must work like the related tags in del.icio.us, you can even add a human element to this by editing (I wonder if this is a personalisation or a collaborative feature).
Watch a tag set
Must be some sort of inbox to see fresh content…a lot of content these days have RSS versions which people whack in their RSS readers, not sure if the Inbox in del.icio.us or even in Furl are used that often…the del.icio.us, and Simpy inbox, both have channels (like folders) , this makes it a bit more interesting…Simpy even lets you search in a channels, with all the RSS flair.
Now this is kind of like a del.icio.us bundle…from the website:
“…you may have tagged ten different tags related to “Digital Photography”. We let you pull them all together into one Tag Set called “Digital Photography”.
You can even share these by publishing them…become a topic expert.
Other users can watch tag sets, just as they can watch tags.
Wow, this is amazing, on an earlier post today about Jeteye I was posting this stream of consciouness about not just sharing single links like in del.icio.us, but sharing lists of link, in effect sharing topics or tag sets…well there you go!
Rating and Stars
Another layer of social relevancy on the already social content.
I think this means you can save searches from your search history, from here compile results you like into a set and organise these with tags, and share these with friends via email…from the website:
“For instance, if you have spent a long time researching a subject, for a school report or for a vacation, you can create a package of all the key search results and share that with friends”.
Gee, I can’t wait to see this in action!