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, 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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