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Search Wikia launches, screenshots

January 7, 2008

Screenshots of the the project are below. These will be followed later by descriptions and explanation and hopefully and interview with Jimmy.



Search Wikia *will* launch before 2008!!

December 23, 2007

Jimmy was again cornered today in IRC and when asked about the Search Wikia project and a possbile launch date he responded with the following:

[15:14] <jwales> the search engine *will* launch before the end of the year, probably in private beta first, and then open to the public in early january. No specific dates are certain yet. But sooon.

well there we go then, maybe we will see a launch date in December, as previously mentioned , just not the whole thing.

First crawl!

December 18, 2007

So Jimmy announced today on the mailing list that “we are now doing some preliminary crawls in anticipation of the upcoming launch.” A wiki page was also created at and everyone has been asked to contribute towards the list of pages to be crawled by the new servers.

Jimmy continued in the email saying, “Information is going to change quickly in the next 2-3 weeks, but I’m getting excited.”

“Socialpedia” screenshots revealed

November 18, 2007

Jimmy Wales

So Jimmy was in South Africa again this week talking to the local community and “geeks” about wiki stuff and he also released some screenshots of what is being described as “only part of the story”. Jeremie Miller also said “it is just a part of the overall
effort, there isn’t any one magical thing, just a lot of pieces moving in the same direction :)”

The screenshot below were taken by Nic Haralambous in South Africa and show social profile that has been claimed by many to look similar to that of a Facebook profile, however Jimmy told Wired’s Terrence Russell “That [the design] will probably change before launch”.

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Socialpedia Screenshot

He also told me that “There’s a ton of work to be done in the next month, but I’m really excited about how it’s all coming together, all the various moving parts and novel combinations, sure should be interesting!”.

So thats the latest on where the overall Search Project is going and hopefully we will here some more in the next few months…

Jimmy Wales picture by Imamon.

Search Wikia Launch date??

September 2, 2007

According to this article from the Times we could be seeing a release date as soon as December this year.

Nice to know.

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