All you do is join up and add a Jookster bookmarklet, when you come across a site you like just Jook This!..this takes one click and you’re done, there is also a Share This! bookmarklet where you can email someone the page you are currently on. There is also a toolbar.
So what benefit do you get out of doing this, well when you search Jook, the search results are returned at different levels, you can even choose the degree’s of results.
From the website:
“0 degrees generates search results that will only return information that was jooked by you.
1 degree generates a search results that will return information jooked by you plus information jooked by people in your immediate Jookster network.
2 degrees generates a search results that will return information jooked by you, people in your immediate Jookster network and people in their immediate Jookster network.
So as you increase one degree, you include one extra level of network jooked results.
If you want to generate results from all Jookster members when searching, choose the highest degree which is 6. “
It also returns results for the whole web, not sure which search engine this is based on.
It’s kind of similar to searching on Furl, you see results from your archive, from the whole Furl archive, then from the whole web…all that’s missing is a group archive, and groups related to your group.
As you can tell you can form networks, sounds very similar to the old school Eurekster.
Not sure if this is going to take off when you already have this type of thing as a by-product of the folksonomies that cache pages…there’s more value to the users when you offer them a folksonomy, I feel this is going back to the old days, people are more inclined to participate if they offer a bit more user action…I do like the idea of degrees of results.