Thursday, June 05, 2008

Finally, a search engine that we control

Wikia Search is a search engine that was inspired by the wiki-philosophy: you create, manage and enjoy the content. Basically, it's a search engine whose results are "brought" by the community itself.

So, while performing a search, if you don't like some of the results, just remove them. Or if you think that some other result should be added to a particular search, then add it. It's as simple as that. There's also a rating system that allows determining the order in which you would like to see results displayed in a search. And the good part is that these changes are not visible only by you. Your changes will reflect in everyone else's searches.

I guess that at the beginning this search engine will be somehow chaotic as everyone tries to "impose" their interpretation of search results, but as the community grows larger and larger, it's normal that we'll see an emerging effect that will bring more accurate results.

So, join in and start improving everyone's search results.

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