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July 24, 2008

How much do you Knol?

Yes, I know, I am prone to lapses in spelling, typos and such. But I do like to write from time to time, so why not write authoritatively? I've contributed to the odd Wikipedia article anonymously but here's a Google slant - Google Knol (this link BTW points to the Wikipedia article). So what's the difference between the Google Knol and Wikipedia? Monetizing is one thing - you're allowed to create articles for your own business or promote lawful products or services. A rating and comments system are two others. Amit gives us the skinny on these differences and more. I'm certainly there, having a look.

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Posted by Anandasim at July 24, 2008 10:14 PM

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We must have started playing with it at the same time. So far I'm impressed by the way you can import, say, a Word document.

It's quickly become a compelling site if you want to learn about Atrial Septal Defect, and Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding, and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, which, somehow, I don't.

But there's an instructive piece on using Knol.

And while I'm not sure I really wanted to have barbecue defined in the way it's defined here, I notice there are links there already to, for instance, the Taxonomy of Sauces, which could completely alter your attitude to tossing a shrimp on the barbie.

Looks like this could become a bigger hit than the iPhone. At least in those circles that are dying for a good chat about atrial septal defect.

Posted by: cw at July 25, 2008 11:12 AM