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Friday, January 12, 2007

Towards Freedom, ccountability, Transparency and community support Search Engine

Kwami Ahiabenu,II
The internet has 55 billions webpages and growing very rapidly at the speed of light.
Web Search is hard, google is the most popular but even google does not have all pages on the web, though its index is growing
Recently, I got to know that, there is a growing competitive search market with a lot of playing aiming to capture some of this market.

Of course what about an open source search platform.

The founder of wikipedia,Jim Wales has launched http://search.wikia.com/wiki/Search_Wikia aimed at developing a wiki-inspired search engine by community members.It is envisage that the end product would be a people-powered search results powered by an open-source alternative for web search. A new community is talking about this at
http://lists.wikia.com/mailman/listinfo/search-l
, very interesting discussion is going on here

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