1/7/2008

Wikia launching human-powered search

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:52 am

Today, Wikia launched Wikia Search, a very early-stage version of its open search engine. Wikia (and Wikipedia) co-founder Jimmy Wales believes that it’s necessary for the public to take control of search, which he sees as a shared need and thus a shared resource.

The site that’s launching today is for users who want to “help us build a search engine,” Wales said. So don’t expect a Wikia-powered Google killer on Day One. “We want to be sure people aren’t expecting a Google-quality experience on Monday.”

 

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