Google+ The World 2 Come: Wikipedia vs. Google

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Wikipedia vs. Google

Keywords: Wikipedia, wiki, Google, open source

"Wikipedia is an open source attack on Google.

Wikipedia is an open source search engine that lets anyone implicitly modify the search algorithm because it lets anyone modify the results of the search.

Wikipedia is an open source web service that lets anyone improve what may be the most advanced search algorithm on the web.

If I want to learn about San Francisco, I could type 'San Francisco' into Google and see what Google’s computers spew out. I can trudge through the results and hopefully find what I want if I spend enough time.

Or I can go to Wikipedia and read an article about San Francisco that has been collaboratively written by experts on the topic. The article ends with a list of authoritative links to more information on San Francisco.

Google uses closed-source, proprietary algorithms to give you information about a subject. Wikipedia uses open-source collaboration to give you better information on that subject."
Source: Nivi

"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."
Source: Google

Discussion:
AlwaysOn
Google Finance and Business Operations - WebmasterWorld

Reviews:
Profile - Wikipedia - TechCrunch

Audio:
Jimmy Wales - IT Conversations
Jimmy Wales - ETech 2005 - IT Conversations

News:
The Book Stops Here - Wired

Tags:
Wikipedia - Technorati

Blogs:
Wikipedia:Wikipedia in blogs - Wikipedia
Wikipedia Blog
Many-to-Many
Ross Mayfield's Weblog

Learn:
How Wikis Work - Howstuffworks

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