Smarking is a low scale social bookmark service built ny an Italian computer student…it’s got some great features.
See the latest, most popular, or most rated bookmarks, search or browse tags via the tag cloud.
Bookmark info page
Each bookmark can be rated and commented on (a bookmark has a permalink but not for each user, just a general permalink, usually labelled “? people bookmarked this page”).
Here’s an example of a bookmark info page, notice you can preview the actual website you are bookmarking in a scroll window.
From this page, view related sites and sites that link to the bookmark via Google “related:”, and “link:” syntax.
View descriptions, tags and comments assigned by users who have bookmarked this page.
Lastly you can link to each user account who has bookmark this page
…if you hover the mouse over the link there are plenty of action choices.
Here’s an example of a user space.
NOTE: Notice the comments link also goes to the bookmark info page.
If you hover over a tag you can launch to that tag page in other tag services…great for external discovery.
Each user also has a profile page
- relationships (more specific than friends)
- friends (make a list of friends)
- similars users
- neighbours (geographic, I think)
If you hover over any user name one of the choices is to send that user a message.
Search in the tile, description and tag fields in one go…this is keyword search
…also search for a keyword limited to certain tags.
The results page lists related tags.
Same search is available at the user level, but the tag field is a drop down menu.
You can even subscribe to bookmarks from 2 users as well as specifying the tags from both these users
NOTE: both users have to have these tags…I suppose if one of the users didn’t have one of these tags it would just be ignored.
eg. http://smarking.com/?mode=rss&users=John,Mary&tags=cooking,science fiction
Smarking is very similar in functionality to del.icio.us, there are even some unique features, and the search is clean, direct and intuitive.