Everyone has to start somewhere and every programmer has their very first project. Our founder easily remembers his as it is the search engine technology company you are reading about at this very moment.
In November 2003 18 year old Nathan Enns decided to learn his first programming language. So he jumped right in and got started with his first project, a search engine called FyberSearch. He used the resources of the internet and a trial and error approach to accomplish his goals of learning PHP and developing a search engine.
FyberSearch has continued to expand and grow, often in ways similar to its origins. For example, in 2008 Nathan decided to learn the programming language Python in the same way he had learned PHP and re-wrote much of FyberSearch's core code.
We aren't trying to manage the world's information here at FyberSearch. Having everything collected, organized and accessible to everyone is a recipe for information overload and it's already wearing a bit thin.
Not everyone is trying to become omniscient and even those who are seeking that goal realize that until they achieve it they're only looking to access a tiny fraction of the world's information. Anything more is just a waste of time.
That's why our mission is to search the world to find the parts of it that are meaningful to you. Doing so involves two things:
1. Listening to what you claim to be looking for as opposed to building a personality profile based on the assumption that you don't know and/or aren't able to communicate it and therefore need someone to tell you.
2. Intelligent information processing. Not all information is meaningful, not all information is accurate and not all information is important. Some information is equivalent to garbage... no reason to spend time collecting it, let alone processing it.
Everyone has something to say and it is increasingly difficult to say it online. There are so many competing voices it can be difficult to be heard. Often the voices with the most money or the biggest following are able to silence others disregarding the content of their speech and the strength of their character. It is unreasonable that meaning and quality are outweighed by money and popularity.
We believe that you have something to say that others would find meaningful if they were only able to hear it. We want to help you be found by those people just like we want to help them find those of you whose speech resonates with them. There is a lot of work that we haven't done yet but we are doing what we can.
Searching the web is already free but being found on it can be expensive. We'd like to make it as free as possible to do both. We already offer multiple webmaster oriented services, some of which are free and all of which are as low cost as possible.
We hope you take advantage of what you can and gain as much success as possible. We'll help where we can but we are a long way from where we need to be to have the biggest impact. We'll get as far as we can and hope you see you there with us along the way.