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Wikiasari

Posted by rexdixon on December 24, 2006

Wikiasari is going to be the new search engine that is lauched by Wikia. They raised $4 million earlier this year from Amazon.  It will be clearly aiming for the search market that Google has. The quote from founder Jimmy Wales is as follows:

Google is very good at many types of search, but in many instances it produces nothing but spam and useless crap. Try searching for the term ‘Tampa hotels’, for example, and you will not get any useful results…Essentially, if you consider one of the basic tasks of a search engine, it is to make a decision: ‘this page is good, this page sucks.’ Computers are notoriously bad at making such judgments, so algorithmic search has to go about it in a roundabout way…But we have a really great method for doing that ourselves. We just look at the page. It usually only takes a second to figure out if the page is good, so the key here is building a community of trust that can do that.”

To see an exclusive view of it, just go right here.

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3 Responses to “Wikiasari”

  1. The TechCrunch story is all wrong. That screenshot has nothing to do with it. The Wikia Search project is the place to go for actual information.

  2. […] Wikiasari […]

  3. […] As I stated yesterday, as well as TechCrunch where I saw the information, it’s apparent that that TechCrunch may have had it all WRONG. According to Jim Wales, who should know since Wikia is his baby, the best place to go is right here. This is where you will find the real deal – The Wikia Search Project. […]

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