Wikia search is a new project from Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. As discussed on the second podcast, his objective is to create a Free Network Service for Web search: an alternative search engine compatible with the Franklin Street Statement.

To add Wikia Search to your Firefox search bar:

  • visit this page (with Javascript turned on)

If you use vimperator to reduce the amount of mousing involved in your daily web browsing, put this in your ~/.vimperatorrc to make Wikia your default search plugin:

:set defsearch=wikia

Please let me know if this stops working, I'll update the search extension.