Jimmy Wales' Search Project Gets a Grub Stake
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is moving another step closer to creating an open alternative to Google’s search engine. Announced last December, the Search Wikia project is committed to “fix Internet search by working to free the judgment of information from invisible rules inside an algorithmic black box.” That would be, um, Google. And other search engines, such as they are. The notion is to use human collaboration like that which built Wikipedia (a separate project, by the way) to come up with better search results.
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