For many Google has become the search engine of choice when looking for information on the web. But not everyone is happy with the way it works and the results it gives. In this article on the BBC website Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia encylopedia, talks to the BBC about his new venture – Wikia Search.
Billed as an open source search engine Wikia Search launched on 7 January backed by Wikia, the commercial wiki hosting company started in 2004 by Mr Wales.
Like its older sibling Wikipedia, the new service will be run by a community of users.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s iPM programme, Jimmy Wales said Wikia Search would be, “completely controlled by the community of users. So it’s going to be similar to any wiki except people will be able to participate in the creation of search results”