After thinking about it a minute or two longer I realised there was a much quicker way of doing it... del.icio.us.
del.icio.us allows users to tag content with for:username, indicating that the site should be brought to the attention of another user. Today I finally got around to subscribing to the RSS feed for content tagged with for:lewiz... this means that from now on, you can let me know about cool stuff just by tagging it.
How does this apply to the film review system? Simple:
- Tag the IMDb page for all films that you watch
- Include an out of ten rating as a tag: 9/10
- Apply any other suitable tags
- If the film was good, or you think it is of interest to your friend, mark it for their attention: e.g. for:inomine
And what if you want to share something with a friend and nobody else? Combine the Do not share functionality with a for:username tag.