Search Wikia, the open source search engine from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales' Wikia, Inc. organization, launched today in an alpha version. Widely hyped, typically portrayed as a heroic David vs. Goliath struggle, it's really just yet another crappy search service that may, potentially, if all goes well, eventually turn into something useful.
For now, though, Search Wikia is essentially useless as a search engine. What makes it interesting are some of the ideas and approaches that the service is exploring. I'll not bother bashing the search results that even Search Wikia itself admits are poor. Instead, I'll take a look at some of the problems and issues with the current state of web search today that Search Wikia is attempting to address.
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