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Bad News: Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Declares Wikia Search Dead

http://www.eweek.com

« While I personally believe in the opportunity for free software to make serious inroads into the search space, our project, Wikia Search, has not been enjoying the kind of success that we had hoped »

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Created by can.axis 5 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 19 weeks ago
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Wikia Search :: Opening up the Search

http://playingwithsid.blogspot.com

Jimmy Wales at FSFS.in Jimmy Wales had talked about few of his new initiatives at FSFS.in conference in Kerala, India.

Wikia Search Project Search Wikia is one of them. Unlike other search engines the methods of search indexing (algorithms) are open for all to see and understand. Would it change how the search engines work in future is yet to be seen

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Created by arky 5 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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Wiki-community strives to extend eastward

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

"CHENNAI: There are many reasons for Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, to take interest in India. One of them is the need for balance in socio-geographic perspective in Wiki articles.

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Free software and social networking

http://blog.jimmywales.com

"Today at Wikia we have released our social networking features for MediaWiki under the GNU GPL 2.0. [...] I think the whole wiki/free culture space is about to get a whole lot more interesting."

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Wikia open sources platform

http://www.thestandard.com

Wikia has announced they are allowing their social networking platform to become open source. This will allow anyone to easily create a social community complete with profiles, avatars, friending, etc. ... within their MediaWiki-based wiki sites.

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Wikipedia, Wikia and the Future of Free Culture

http://johntynan.com

"Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipdia talks about how Wikipedia aims to give people access to the sum of human knowledge. He describes how Wikipedia is very popular across the globe. Hundreds of thousands of articles in numbers of languages. He notes how Wikipedia is a charitable organization with only 12 employees. Yet, look at the affect they have on the world. Spent $1,000,000 in 2006 - supported by small donations from people around the world. (Also gets donations of caching servers around the world.) Wales goes on to define, what he means by free access to the sum of human knowledge. “Free as in speech, not as in beer.” The Wikipedia’s license allows you the: Freedom to copy, Freedom to modify, Freedom to redistribute, Freedom to redistribute modified versions ..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 25 weeks ago
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Wikia Search plugin for Firefox

http://blog.jimmywales.com

"Daniel F. Gass, who signs his emails “15 year old conquering the web” already conquered a part of it since last night, creating a Wikia search plugin for Firefox! ..." -- http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?name=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.wikia.c...

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Wikipedia founder's Google rival to launch

http://technology.newscientist.com

"The open-source search engine backed by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales could go live as an early test version as soon as next week. Unlike Google, Search Wikia will not share search data with advertisers, nor invade privacy by storing users' search terms..."

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Wikipedia Takes on Google and Yahoo with its new Wikia Search

http://www.realestateblogsites.com

"...Wikipedia plans to release a new search engine in December called Wikia Search. The hope being that it will be a successful rival to Google and Yahoo! The plan is for anyone with sufficient programming knowledge to contribute to its development, ultimately enhancing the search experience for the consumer..."

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Will Google Be Destroyed By Open Source Search Engines?

http://www.informationweek.com

Could open source kill the golden egg that laid Google? If Wikia has its way, it just might.

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