KingJawa writes: Jimmy Wales' search project takes another page from the Wikipedia playbook, allowing anyone to plug into the search results. His new search application framework is "like Facebook Apps For Search Results", per an interview with TechCrunch. Anyone can build a search app which resides on Wikia Search with the application framework. How long before we see a muxtape application? Or a (gasp) goatse one?
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KingJawa writes: Wikipedia blew away Encyclopedia Brittanica, but can the model be used to upset the magazine industry? Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, thinks so. His company, Wikia, today announced three open-source magazine-style sites where users can write about news, opinion and gossip — one magazine wiki each for politics, entertainment, and local interests. Each open-source magazine hands total editorial control to the readers, allowing them to read, write, edit, and dictate the editorial feel for each topic.