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    looks like google may have competition!

    The creator of the Wikipedia encyclopedia is turning his attention to search engines.
    Jimmy Wales, the man behind the collaborative online reference work, is planning to create a "people-powered" search site.

    The Search Wikia project will not rely on computer algorithms to determine how relevant webpages are to keywords.

    Instead the results generated by the search engine will be decided and edited by humans.

    The project will stand apart from the Wikipedia encyclopedia but will be overseen by the Wikimedia Foundation - which is headed by Mr Wales.

    Like the Wikipedia, the search site will rely on a large community of members to create and run it.



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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6216619.stm

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    umm OLD

    http://dmoz.org/

    been around for years and years.

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    tell me, is this sellable..... OddDog's Avatar
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    so were going back to people trying to index the whole web .... I am dubious, i reckon that google can sleep esay for the moment....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frets
    umm OLD

    http://dmoz.org/

    been around for years and years.
    trigger happy?
    as far as i am aware the wiki foundation have only just announced it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkstar
    trigger happy?
    as far as i am aware the wiki foundation have only just announced it.
    Frets didn't mean that exact wiki project was old, just the idea behind it.
    They're just reviving the old human-edited dmoz model.
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    it's new news and it had not been posted on flashkit before so how is it old?
    i hadn't heard of dmoz.org and i expect there are a few FK'ers that havn't heard of it either.
    and its not dmoz so it's not the same.
    jebus!

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    lol. it's an old concept though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frets
    umm OLD

    http://dmoz.org/

    been around for years and years.
    infact there are newer types of search engines, that don't use people to index search results, but they rely on people tagging content.

    Del.icio.us and technorati.com are great examples of 'search engines' that really seem to work.
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    Well... there is another site that IS google... www.elgoog.com the thing about this site is that everything is backwards
    you type the search backwards and get backwards answers and search buttons, i think its a good parody of google though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seijii
    Well... there is another site that IS google... www.elgoog.com the thing about this site is that everything is backwards
    you type the search backwards and get backwards answers and search buttons, i think its a good parody of google though
    It's the opposite as in... it doesn't work and google does?
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