A CDE Definition
(Wikia, Inc., San Mateo, CA, www.wikia.com) An organization that hosts wikis for all variety of topics. Founded in 2004 by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, anyone can read and edit an existing wiki; however, Wikia must approve all proposals for new wikis. Wikia was originally named Wikicities. See Wikia Search.
An open-source search engine from Wikia that was launched in alpha test in early 2008. The goal of Wikia Search is to develop a sophisticated search engine using a community-driven approach. Rather than the secret algorithms used by Google and other search engines, Wikia Search algorithms are open and public, inviting enhancements from programmers around the world. The alpha version of Wikia Search was not greeted with great enthusiasm; however, a project of this size is expected to take time to mature. See Wikia.
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