March 12, 2007

More On The Vaporware Cult Search Engine


Wikia plans editable Web search engine

The goal for the project is to get 5 percent of the search market, Gil Penchina, chief executive officer of Wikia, said Thursday in an interview. He doesn't know when the service will be released.

"We're really trying to build a movement to make search free and open and transparent," Penchina said. "We have some servers up, and people are hacking away."

I'm not saying he's wrong, but I have no idea what he means here in terms of existing servers and development. I don't know of any real public information on this project in the last month. It's sort of ironic to be talking about make search free and open and transparent, while being totally opaque.

Then again, I hardly qualify as a member of the Movement, why should I know anything that would contradict a Movement Council Member?

[1, 2, 3, 4, we will go and work some more ... 2, 4, 6, 8, free labor's really great ...]

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in wikia-search | on March 12, 2007 08:11 AM (Infothought permalink)
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