“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.

There have been some amazing projects in recent years which have matured now to the point that a new alternative is possible. Wikia is funding and supporting the development of something radically new.

Nutch and Lucene and some other projects now provide the background infrastructure that we need to generate a new kind of search engine, which relies on human intelligence to do what algorithms cannot. Just as Wikipedia revolutionized how we think about knowledge and the encyclopedia, we have a chance now to revolutionize how we think about search.
E per chi avesse intenzioni serie c’è anche la possibilità di collaborare:
Help me out, spread the word. I am looking for people to continue the development of a wiki-inspired search engine. Specifically community members who would like to help build people-powered search results and developers to help us build an open-source alternative for web search.
Towards the Social Search…

4 thoughts on “Towards the Social Search…

  • 6 February 2007 at 00:42

    Sarà, ma a me questi toni così trionfalmente sicuri mi lasciano sempre un po’ perplesso.

  • 10 February 2007 at 12:47

    Scusa se ci mettiamo tanto ad approvare i nuovi commentatori. Il tuo prossimo commento passerà “liscio” senza moderazione.

  • 10 February 2007 at 12:48

    Cmq l’avevo già visto il filmato. Pasquale Lops ieri l’ha anche mostrato in una presentazione di un progetto.


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