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> Cade Metz on Wikia, Wikia unsheathes antidote to "unhealthy" Google
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post Mon 7th January 2008, 11:18pm
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Wikia unsheathes antidote to "unhealthy" Google


"Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales has brought the Wikipedia ethos to his very own internet search engine. But he insists it will be far more trustworthy than search sites offered by Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft.

Today, Jimbo's for-profit Wikia operation takes the wraps off a beta version of Wikia Search, a search engine that allows everyone and their brother to control what turns up when you type in a keyword. Users have the power to "rate" search results, and as time goes on, these ratings will be used to tweak results accordingly."
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post Mon 7th January 2008, 11:32pm
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The Register

Wikia unsheathes antidote to "unhealthy" Google


"Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales has brought the Wikipedia ethos to his very own internet search engine. But he insists it will be far more trustworthy than search sites offered by Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft.

Today, Jimbo's for-profit Wikia operation takes the wraps off a beta version of Wikia Search, a search engine that allows everyone and their brother to control what turns up when you type in a keyword. Users have the power to "rate" search results, and as time goes on, these ratings will be used to tweak results accordingly."



Metz takes on the underlying idea of Wikia Search and makes cognate arguments concerning the model's weakness. Bloggers who are less mindful of the workings of it's user rated model are even harder on the search engine. It just plain sucks.
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