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Thursday, May 3, 2007

Waiting for Search Wikia

5:11:00 PM Posted by Oscar Berg No comments
"Search is part of the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet. And, it is currently broken.
Why is it broken? It is broken for the same reason that proprietary software is always broken: lack of freedom, lack of community, lack of accountability, lack of transparency. Here, we will change all that." (Search Wikia)


I was once a fan of Google. Because it returned better search results faster than any other search engine on the web. Because it was an upcomer, something that could shake the giants. Now Google has become one of the giants. And have search engines got much better since? Are we getting better (more relevant) search results? Not much, from what I can see. Search engines still search on words, not meaning. This is where humans excel machines. This is why Search Wikia is such an interesting project. If not only for what it might do to Google and the unrealistic expectations on Google we all have.

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