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February 02, 2005

A Wiki Search Engine or Bottom-up Extortion?

It is hard for me to keep on top of things these days. Thanks to the crew at many2many I find things like this...

Many-to-Many: A Wiki Search Engine or Bottom-up Extortion?

This is pretty interesting. Webs Biggest not only claims to be the biggest search engine, but the biggest wiki.

It leverages existing search engines and scrapes the whois database. The spider captures summaries, which is all the engine searches, which gives you easy breadth, but not depth. The summaries are far from perfect, but it seems the idea is they are meant to be changed. A smart hack, if legal (Andy Beal wonders if this violates whois guidelines).

Posted by jason at February 2, 2005 08:09 AM