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> Wikipedia co-founder plans new "search engine", Wikiasari to "rival Google" by 2086, perhaps sooner
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post Sun 24th December 2006, 7:11pm
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Blog: It might be Christmas Eve, but the blogs are still abuzz--mostly with speculation about the big changes in the tech scene that...

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post Sun 24th December 2006, 7:23pm
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<img src=http://news.google.com/news?imgefp=FQXA7KrbMYoJ&imgurl=www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/wikipedia-founder-search-engine.jpg width=79 height=67 alt="" border=1>Wikipedia Founder To Create Search Engine - Wikiasari
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Jimmy Whales, the founder of Wikipedia, is teaming up with Amazon.com to create a new search engine that is planned to rival the likes of Google and Yahoo ...
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post Mon 25th December 2006, 2:38am
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Wikipedia backer plans search engine to fight Google
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 4 hours ago
By Jack Schofield / Google/ Search 01:44pm. "Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, is set to launch an internet search engine with ...
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post Sun 24th December 2006, 7:34pm
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Wikipedia Founder To Launch Search Engine With Amazon
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San Mateo, CA (AHN) - The founder of the Web encyclopedia Wikipedia, plans to launch a search engine with amazon.com. Jimmy Wales ...
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post Mon 25th December 2006, 1:40pm
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Wow, tons of buzz over the weekend over a new search engine started by Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia. The new engine is to be named wikiasari. The story was broken on The Times in the UK, where it...

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post Mon 25th December 2006, 1:33pm
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Wikiasari, Community Search Engine; New Search Engine by Wikipedia ...
Search Engine Roundtable - 5 hours ago
Wow, tons of buzz over the weekend over a new search engine started by Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia. The new engine is to be named wikiasari. ...
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post Mon 25th December 2006, 11:52pm
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Wikipedia founder to create user-driven search engine
Ars Technica, MA - 35 minutes ago
Wikia, a for-profit corporation created by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, is preparing to launch a search engine that will leverage the user-driven model that ...
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post Tue 26th December 2006, 12:10am
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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales plans to create a user-driven search engine to compete with Google and others.

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post Tue 26th December 2006, 3:59am
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QUOTE(Jonny Cache @ Sun 24th December 2006, 10:51am) *

2ez --

Wikisorry?

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On second thought. maybe that should be Wikisarah?

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post Tue 26th December 2006, 4:38am
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Terrible name! I'd suggest they call it "Yougle" or "SearchMe," but most people wouldn't get those names either... "Oursearch" or "YouFoundIt" would work too. I guess all those domains were taken, along with "Citizendium." laugh.gif

Can't blame them, though - domain-name availability is a problem for everybody these days. But he probably wants to call it "Wiki"-something regardless, though, for branding and promotional purposes.
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post Tue 26th December 2006, 4:53am
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QUOTE(Somey @ Mon 25th December 2006, 11:38pm) *

Terrible name! I'd suggest they call it "Yougle" or "SearchMe", but most people wouldn't get those names either... "Oursearch" or "YouFoundIt" would work too. I guess all those domains were taken, along with "Citizendium". laugh.gif

Can't blame them, though -- domain-name availability is a problem for everybody these days. But he probably wants to call it "Wiki"-something regardless, though, for branding and promotional purposes.


I still think that "Wikisarah" would probably be the most up-front name. For instance, a search on "Tampa Hotels" would spit out a list of Tampa hotels that meet with the personal approval of Sarah Mc. The same brand of McPov filtering would of course apply to every other search.

As far as the ethics of terminology goes -- not very far in that highly viscous Wikimedium -- I guess it's not too surprising that Wales would try to pull the same brand of usurpation as Gates did with MSIE. Wales would have us believe that Wikipedia is all there is to Wikis much as Gates would have us believe that the Internet is nothing but an MS appendage.

What is surprising is that anybody else plays along ...

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post Tue 26th December 2006, 3:55am
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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, is preparing to launch a search engine that will leverage on a user-driven model.

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post Tue 26th December 2006, 3:53am
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Wikipedia Founder to Launch a Search Engine
ShortNews.com, Germany - 5 hours ago
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, is planning a search engine to rival Google. The search engine, which is backed by Amazon ...
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post Tue 26th December 2006, 9:31am
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Wikia, a for-profit corporation created by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, is preparing to launch a search engine that will leverage the user-driven model that has contributed to the massive success of the Wikipedia. In an interview with Times Online, Wales says that "the revenue model for search is advertising," a truism demonstrated by competitors Google and Yahoo. Wales is hoping that the ...

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post Tue 26th December 2006, 11:24am
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Now Wikipedia to Challenge Google, Yahoo in Search
SDA Asia Magazine, Singapore - 15 minutes ago
For years now, Google and Yahoo have had a smooth run in the search engine space beating or acquiring rivals. Now they may face some competition from ...
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post Tue 26th December 2006, 12:18pm
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Jimmy Wales, founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is planning a search engine in collaboration with online shopping firm Amazon.com. The search engine, called Wikiasari, could be a potential threat to search leaders, including Google, according to observers.

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post Tue 26th December 2006, 12:12pm
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<img src=http://news.google.com/news?imgefp=WZMAdVoalRwJ&imgurl=www.earthtimes.org/newsimage/wiki_search_26126.jpg width=80 height=54 alt="" border=1>Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales planning a search engine
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post Tue 26th December 2006, 2:29pm
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Wikipedia Founder Working on User-Powered Search
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An anonymous reader writes "Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikia corporation, has revealed plans to offer a user-driven search engine. ...
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post Tue 26th December 2006, 2:54pm
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'Working with amazon.com'

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post Tue 26th December 2006, 2:43pm
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An anonymous reader writes "Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikia corporation, has revealed plans to offer a user-driven search engine. Ars Technica reports that the plan is to leverage user preferences to pick the 'best' site for any given search term, while at the same time utilizing advertising for commercial gain. The article admits this may not be the ideal solution: 'Users may be reluctant to ...

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