Wikia Search Is Up

I have not played with it much, but I wonder why it doesn't make more use of all the Wikipedia pages? Link…

Wikia Search

I have not played with it much, but I wonder why it doesn’t make more use of all the Wikipedia pages?

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Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “Wikia Search Is Up”

  1. Playing around a little, if I do a search for “Buddha” on Wikia, the wikipedia article on it does not even appear in the top ten; on Google; the wikipedia article is number one. That seems a little odd.

  2. I think one of the major hurdles that Wikia will have to overcome is attracting users to their site and actually getting them to sign up and contribute, the two essential factors upon which Wikia is based. There are currently few profiles which reveals that Wikia has clearly not yet attracted a following yet. Although I believe the concept has great potential and is in keeping with the present popularity of user based sites, it will take more than what Wikia is presently doing to lure people away from strictly using Google as their go-to search engine of choice.

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