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Woobby - Structure And Interpretation For A Complex World

While there is no shortage of tools to create and manage lists and rankings internationally – there is nothing better than a nice list after all and we all love to make and share them – this has been surprisingly untapped terrain in Germany so far. Meet woobby which is listmaking and ranking on steroids.

screenshot woobby

At its core the service which went out of beta yesterday lets members create rankings on any topic they want. Since listings in isolation are only half the fun woobby provides a layer of social features upon those ratings: tags, other members can join the rating, provide additional elements, comment upon the rating, bookmark it or forward it to their friends.

Based on the social responses a variety of views are generated: the hottest rankings, the most viewed rankings, the most ranked rankings, most commented rankings, most fav’ed rankings, longest lists, the ranking of the day, the week, the month, of all times etc. Members are ranked by their activities too.

woobby has a clean design and does a great job at providing various ways to navigate the site and discover new things to do without cluttering the interface.

Our mission is to provide a tool for everyone to share their passion, opinion and interests – by evaluating and ranking their whole world, especially all stuff that captivates them.

screenshot woobby
various rankings of woobby

woobby was founded by three former consultants Cornelia Müller, Thomas Goette and Ralph Razisberger. They developed the idea behind woobby and currently lead a team of another seven interns. The team started working in March 2007 at a farm house right next door to a golf course in Pulheim close to Cologne.

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(This article originally was written for blognation Germany. Since blognation is gone I have reposted it here)

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