Skip to main content

Wikia Introduces Do It Yourself, Rate and Comment Functionalities to Revamped Search

Wikia Search has introduced a set of innovative features that are designed to ensure a greater control by users over their search results.

With the changes announced on Tuesday, the users can comment on, edit, delete and add search results.

Formerly known as Wikicities, Wikia in January had earlier launched an alpha version that attracted 20,000 users, 60,000 edits and about 25,000 mini articles.

The company expects that a greater user involvement and more interactive searches will be made possible with the recent changes.

The sites, images and texts can be previewed from the search results listings.

The additional option to search using other search engines such as Yahoo and Google is just one click away.

Other improvements along with the "activity" feeds have also been added to the profile pages by Wikia Search so that the recent changes can be displayed and discussed by the people.

Like Wikipedia, all edits and changes are listed by Wikia Search.

With these interactive features, Wikia Search seeks to become a popular option in the list of the existing search engines such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.