Wikia debuts open-source search engine

Posted: January 7, 2008 in Tech

Wikia, Inc. announced that co-founder Jimmy Wales project to create a new search platform founded on open-source search protocols and human collaboration is now open to contributions from everyone.

The Wikia Search project, which is now live and can be found at http://www.wikia.com/, officially launched in alpha form earlier today following a brief private testing period.

In addition to executing basic search queries, users can also do traditional social networking activities, such as creating a personal profile, adding friends, sharing photos and managing privacy settings. Anyone is able to discuss and rank search results, write and edit Mini Articles and more.

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