Google Knol launched - a Wikipedia rival

Posted on Thursday, Jul 24 2008 @ 23:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google rolled out Knol, this new project with a not-so-sexy name is a repository or authoritative articles about a specific topic. It's a bit like Wikipedia but there's one big difference; you can't publish articles anonymously and you need to have credentials.
The Knol project is a site that hosts many knols — units of knowledge — written about various subjects. The authors of the knols can take credit for their writing, provide credentials, and elicit peer reviews and comments. Users can provide feedback, comments, related information. So the Knol project is a platform for sharing information, with multiple cues that help you evaluate the quality and veracity of information.
You can check out Knol over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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