Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Wikia to launch search

Wikia is embarking on a new project that it claims is "A project to create the search engine that changes everything"

From the project page:

"Search is part of the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet. And, it is currently broken.

Why is it broken? It is broken for the same reason that proprietary software is always broken: lack of freedom, lack of community, lack of accountability, lack of transparency. Here, we will change all that."

Nobody believed that community powered encyclopedia would work, but it did. But will a community powered search engine work?