If you weren't in the loop last week, we launched a charity auction for jockey Jamie Moore's breeches. The auction ran for 5 days to coincide with the Cheltenham Festival. (You can read about our sponsorship deal with Jamie here.)
It's been a while since we posted an update on proceedings, so this article will briefly explore what we've been up to here at Mojeek. Including index growth, a new product that we'll be launching into beta very soon and a sponsorship deal we believe will help broaden Mojeek's user base.
Up until this point Mojeek has been more concerned with the "no tracking" aspect of privacy, but with the recent NSA revelations, Mojeek has decided to extend upon its current privacy measures by implementing HTTPS. So you can now search using Mojeek over a secure, encrypted connection. Both our global and UK sites are fully accessible over HTTPS and in the coming weeks we'll decide whether to switch to it by default. But for now, Mojeek recommends using https://www.mojeek.com/ or https://www.mojeek.co.uk/ instead of the unencrypted HTTP versions.
It's all hands on deck at Mojeek. One priority we have right now (on a long, long list) is in growing the index. And for good reason, the size of the index is relative - to a degree - to the quality of results that we deliver to you. This is why Mojeek aims to increase its index size by around 10X over the next 6 - 9 months.
Like the proverbial chocolate teapot, you can infatuate over it with your friends, perhaps even an investor (if it's an especially large incarnation). But that's worth diddly-squat when you demonstrate its unique selling point. It's just a big, hollow disappointment.