Wikia Search - First Impressions

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A first impression of Wikia Search (http://alpha.search.wikia.com) by Phil Rees of Loosing Site (http://www.loosingsite.com).

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Wikia Search - First Impressions

  1. WIKIA SEARCH First Impressions
  2. To be fair ... ... this is ALPHA
  3. alpha.search.wikia.com
  4. Alpha => Not Feature Complete <ul><li>No Advanced Options </li></ul><ul><li>Broken Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terms of Use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incomplete or missing help information </li></ul>
  5. Some Surprises
  6. Surprise - People The search results include people.
  7. Surprise – Mini Articles Each search result (potentially) has a mini article that you can collaboratively edit.
  8. Surprise - Discussions Every search has a discussion page
  9. Surprise – Log In You can log in to the search engine.
  10. Registered users have profiles.
  11. And can set their privacy options.
  12. Upload Photos
  13. Invite Friends
  14. Your profile gets you found
  15. Gets you friends ... business ... etc.
  16. User Content – Mini Articles You can create or edit the mini articles.
  17. Editing is encouraged. Spam isn't.
  18. Mouse Over to Rate (doesn't work yet)
  19. Interesting Mix <ul><li>Wikia Search = Search Engine + Social Network </li></ul><ul><li>Will users participate? </li></ul><ul><li>Community vs Spam </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy vs Findabililty </li></ul><ul><li>People Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain Experts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enthusiasts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spammers? </li></ul></ul>
  20. Conclusion Wikia is innovative, with potential for business and personal networking. Its success will depend on the strengths of the communities it engages.
  21. Credits Presentation - Phil Rees http://www.loosingsite.com Slide Background - Mary R. Vogt http://www.morguefile.com/archive/?display=175911

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