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Wales Shuts Window on Wikia

Apr 01, 2009, 21:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Vanacore)

"The idea was to let anyone help decide which Web sites appeared for different search queries -- a far cry from the approach of search companies like Google.

"Most search engines use constantly evolving algorithms to keep up with the proliferation of Web sites and the spammers looking to game results for a better spot on the list.

"However, the plan had its skeptics from the start. The project launched last year with tens of millions of Web pages indexed, a fraction of the billions available with major search engines."

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