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Tuesday, 31st March 2009

Wikia Search is No More

From the News.com Post:

Wikia is announcing on Tuesday that it is closing the Wikia Search product. The service was intended to be a user-generated search engine, through which users could influence the rankings of results for all other users.

The Wikia Search project is set to be shut down Tuesday.

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikia and driving force behind Wikia Search, fully expected the development of Wikia Search to be a "long-term project." The current economy, however, has forced him to "reassess everything," and "do what we need to do to get to profitabililty."

See Also: More from Jimmy Wales

Source: News.com (via SEL)

On a Related Note: Microsoft Encarta Dies After Long Battle With Wikipedia (via New York Times)


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