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Knol

It is an online-publishing service, launched by Google. It allows users to write an authoritative article about a specific topic. The topics may range from scientific concepts, to medical information, from geographical and historical, to entertainment, from product information, to how-to-fix-it instructions.

They will provide all the easy-to-use tools for writing, editing, and so on, and will also provide free hosting of the content. The key idea behind the Knol project is to highlight authors. All the editorial responsibilities and control will rest with the authors. Here you can also collaborate with other authors and contribute. You also get an oppurtunity to make money by selecting the show ads option.

This service is likely to compete with online encyclopedia Wikipedia, whose articles tend to rank highly in Google search results. Knol is a potential competitor to Wikipedia.

Posted by M Hunt on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Filed under , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Feel free to leave a response

1 comments for "Knol"

  1. Thanks for the link!

    Lynn (From Classroom 2.o)

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