Short-form video entertainment site Metacafe has a new solution to video search. It has launched a new feature called Wikicafe to let users edit the tags surrounding video content.

Accurate metadata is the key to helping users find the videos they
want, according to Metacafe Product Manager Avi Yaar. Wikicafe will
help eliminate false metadata that users submit to get a video more
attention.

Wikicafe, built on the MediaWiki platform originally written for Wikipedia, has been in beta testing for four months. Wikipedia has grown to be more comprehensive and accurate because of the community surrounding it, and Metacafe hopes it will achieve the same level of quality, founder Eyal Hertzog says.

You can view the company’s press release here and eWeek’s take on the new feature here.

Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer

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