Wikia Search Alpha version Launched

Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales has finally launched the alpha release of his search engine Wikia Search to the public, and the Internet is buzzing with early reviews and thoughts. Unfortunately, the consensus so far (according to Techmeme) is that it’s pretty bad.

Of course, Wikipedia would have been pretty poor when it was first launched. Just try to imagine looking for an article only to find that it didn’t exist; something which rarely happens these days. Only time will tell whether Wikia Search will be as successful as its more popular, better experienced, older sibling.