Wales Pulls the Plug on Wikia Search

by admin April 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Jimmy Wales has pulled the plug on Wikia Search which he hoped would do for search what Wikipedia did for research.

The service — which allowed users to influence relevancy by voting URLS up and down and annotating their searches — simply did not sufficiently caught on to continue to develop it in a tight economy, Wales said in a blog post, though he believed the concept was sound and that its day would come.

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