Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Joins Hunch Board of Directors

Though Wales just shut down Wikia search last March, he still has an interest in social search. That’s what’s driving his decision to join Hunch’s Board.

On his blog, Wales wrote:’s combination of community-sourced content and algorithmically-driven smarts is forging a promising path towards this potential future. And that’s why I’ve decided to join Hunch as a Board Member and an active advisor for the company’s ongoing development. As a result, I’ll be spending some time in Hunch’s NYC offices.

Hunch, of course, is thrilled, as they should be. Per their blog:

We have always considered Wikipedia to be the gold standard to emulate in terms of fostering community involvement and generating substantive content that benefits millions. Internally we even like to think of ourselves as aspiring to be something along the lines of “Wikipedia for decision making.” So we couldn’t be happier to have Jimmy join Hunch and share his talents, vision and depth of experience with us.

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