Wikipedia-Inspired Search Engine Relies On Its Users For Data

The next big search engine that just might blow Google out of the water.

Serena Chu
Serena Chu on October 3, 2013.

Working on a different side of the field than Google, Blippex is a new search engine that collaborates results based on information gathered by its users. It is a database built by its users, for its users, with a close resemblance to the structure of Wikipedia.

Blippex is the brainchild of Max Kossatz and his co-founder Gerald Baeck. It ranks pages “based on an algorithm Google can’t match.” The founders named this DwellRank, which decides relevance based on the amount of time a user spends on a site and how many times Blippex users have visited it.

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A downloadable plugin for you web browser transmits the search information to Blippex to establish a more personal search engine. No need to be worried about your privacy because Blippex strips away any information that could identify you, leaving you anonymous and untraceable.

With a growing number of pages, Blippex has a promising future ahead – currently it has over two million pages under its belt. Kossatz is confident Blippex will get better with time as it builds a search engine “one site visit at a time.”