Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Another Search Engine

I'm sure you've been holding your breath to see what will be new and exciting this year on the Internet. And here it is--another search engine! As you might expect from a librarian, I was drawn to the Books heading where I discovered a Harry Potter wiki. It's a good thing I don't spend much time reading more than just enough to see if it's worth passing along--I could spend my whole day reading nothing but wiki postings.

First an article for you to read...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,141087-c,searchengines/article.html

New Wikia Search Engine Now Live

Search Wikia, the widely awaited search engine from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, made its official debut today.

Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service
Monday, January 07, 2008 6:00 AM PST

Search Wikia, the widely awaited search engine from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, is slated to make its official debut on Monday, with the bet that an open-source, community-driven effort can disrupt and reshape this Google-dominated market.
However, people who give the search engine a test drive on Monday shouldn't expect a Google killer, because they will be looking at a project that is at a very early stage and will need participation from volunteers to grow and be refined, Wales said.
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"I don't know how long it will take to reach industry-standard quality search results, but I'd say at least two years," he said.
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Then on to the real thing...

Link to Search Wikia: http://www.wikia.com/wiki/Wikia
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Let us know how you like it.

Leora Kemp, Librarian
UNT Dallas Campus

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