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Knol launched in Germany!

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, October 30, 2008
11 years ago2,687 views

Google just launch a German Version of Knol.

[put at-character here]Philipp: Do you need the "pressemitteilung" (sry, i am too lazy to google what it is in english :P)?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

According to Google Translate it means Press :/ But Bebelfish says Press Release, which would make sense, I think.

Anywho...It sounds good...I'm disappointed that knol isn't taking off...it could be bigger, but it's not being promoted well...

New languages are always good though.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yes that means "press release"...

Knol is now also launched in French, Philippe Lagane emailed me:
accessoweb.com/Knol-maintenant ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

news release or press release :)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

There is an Italian version launched to,
techcrunch.com/2008/10/30/goog ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

After some trying i found a Spanish version also,
knol.google.com/k/knol/Home?hl ...

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

While we're at it
knol.google.com/k/knol/Home?hl ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I've found no audio file for French article :-/

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Also Korean and Portugese:
knol.google.com/k?hl=ko
knol.google.com/k?hl=pt

There are many interesting things happening at Knol.

You can now embed YouTube videos, Google Docs spreadsheets and presentations, Picasa web slideshows, calendars etc.

Visitor counts are now displayed on each knol (mine range from under 100 for most knols to 2000 for a knol that was featured on the front page for a few days). A "what's new" tab on the knol home page shows recently modified knols (about 30 per hour).

Established knol authors are now having the "nofollow" removed from their articles. I now have:
<meta name="robots" content="index,follow,noodp" />
on my knols (links in comments are individually nofollowed).

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It's in Arabic too.

KMB [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

Wasn't Knol allowed in Germany before? Or is only that german and several others languages is now available? Also Austria and Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Italy etc has german with some variations as official language.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Google Knol has now a german interface and special knols on the homepage

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