Posts tagged with Jimmy Wales

Wikia and Jimmy Wales shutter Wikia Search

Can search be crowdsourced? It's a question that Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, set out to answer when his for-profit company Wikia launched Wikia Search.

Wikia Search, which we reviewed here on the Econsultancy blog when it launched, tried to give users the ability to edit search results in much the same fashion that users can edit pages on Wikipedia.

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Does the internet need another answers website?

If you have a question that you just can't seem to find the answer to (or are too busy or lazy to do research), the internet has plenty of websites that make it easy to enlist the help of others to answer it.

From established players to Yahoo! Answers to Answers.com to young hopefuls like Mahalo Answers, it's safe to say that the Q&A space is not exactly underserved.

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100,000 Google Knols published, plenty of work to do

Google announced last week that it had recently reached the milestone of 100,000 articles published on Knol, the company's answer to Wikipedia.

Knol was launched in July last year, and attracting so many contributors in such a short space of time is no mean feat, but it is flawed so far, and there are plenty of issues to be resolved on the site before it can begin to worry Jimmy Wales.

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