Wikia search goes live, fails to find a match

by admin January 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

An alpha version of the Wikia search engine has been unveiled this week and, despite the hype surrounding its appearance, online commentary has been overwhelmingly negative.

“Search is part of the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet. And we are making it open source,” Wales said in a statement.

Instead of arriving on the Web pre-loaded with the complex algorithms required to run a search engine, Wikia Search relies primarily on users to contribute to the platform to increase its effectiveness.

“This site, which we have been working on for a long time now, represents the first draft of the future of search,” Wales said.

Full article: ZDNet Australia