September 03, 2007

Wikia Search: Launch Date Alleged Again

Wikia Search claimed to launch in December

Now Wales plans to apply Wikipedia's experience to internet search. In December, he will launch Wikia Search, a search engine to compete with giants such as Google and Yahoo. The project could prove even more controversial than Wikipedia.

As value-add, I'll note what wags on the relevant mailing list said about this - note they said it, not me!

peter burden:

[Doesn't say which December ;-)]

John McCormac:

True. Nearly a year after the shock and awe of the press barrage started, there is finally a release date. Now if only there was a product. Wikia could be the next Microsoft... ;)

But Microsoft doesn't expect you to build their products for free ...

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in wikia-search | on September 03, 2007 09:43 PM (Infothought permalink)
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From the Times Online, dated Sept 3rd.:

"Mr Wales believes that users will not object to helping a profit-making project because “it is fun to share knowledge” and because they will want to reduce the power of the search giants Google and Yahoo!."

Posted by: Michael Walsh at September 4, 2007 03:06 PM

Well, factually, he may be right, but it's the rightness of TV preacher selling "love offerings" to those looking for spirtual salvation.

Posted by: Seth Finkelstein at September 4, 2007 03:43 PM