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Wikipedia set to take on Google

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    Jimmy Sales, the founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, is planning a search engine called Wikiasari to compete with search giant Google. It will use a similar theme to Wikipedia by relying on volunteers to fine tune search results so they suit everyone better. Users will have the ability to re-rank search results and change the order in which they appear in. By collecting how the majority of users change results, Wikiasari will then decide the order in which results are shown to everyone else. Google controlled 49.5% of searches in December this year, so the competition from them will be fierce, but Wikipedia was a huge success.

    Source: BusinessWeek.com
     
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    Wikiasari? That's a crap catch-less name...

    Wikisafari - that would be much better...
     
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    Well I don't know what the asari part is supposed to link with, pedia is obvious but I can't think what this is, but maybe it's one of those things that will be really obvious to someone else?
     
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    google doesnt mean much either?
     
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    Definitions of asari on the Web:

    * a short-necked clam

    Google knows xD http://www.sanjose.co.jp/menu/asari.jpg mmm.. (not)

    And wikipedia knows what google means, how ironic :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_(verb)

    edit: didn't know it has become a verb..

    edit2: now this just feels stupid, the whole Google refrence on wiki, should have read first, isn't this like common sense xD (I'm tired) andyes, it doesn't mean a thing
     
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    Yeah but much easier to pronounce and remember.
     
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    I think he may be getting in over his head.
     
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    Google is a catch phrase and advertising slogan all in one. Just google it. Its become a standard in households and the world today. Asari is kind of gay. Wikasari. HAHA! it may just catch on. Huge test to take on google though.
     
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    agreed.
    and im a huge fan of wikipedia.
     
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    I just wished they'd improve their own search engine for wikipedia. The wikipedia search engine is a HUEG PITA!
    I am always searching on wikipedia with google using:
    site:wikipedia.org
    (Ok, my browser does so for me...)
     
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