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Share what you know. Write a Knol.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

Friday, January 30, 2009
15 years ago2,971 views

Google's home page has seen several ads lately...

"Share what you know. Write a Knol."

Zim [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Since a couple of days, they are showing this in youtube help:

"Think you can write a better article? Click this link to visit Knol and try your hand at editing this entry. Knol is a new platform we're using in the Help Center so you can update articles and share community-edited information with others."

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Knol is a funny animal, it's like google answers without the questions. Like Wikipedia without the great content. Like blogger without rss, google groups without (email) notification and Google docs without security.

I guess it's good for general advice from one person to the world.

I thought it was a competitor of wikipedia, but it is not. It feels like a website from 1995, like when people used microsoft word to create webpages.

It's easier than wikipedia, that's for sure. But maybe that's not a good thing for the quality of the content. Wikipedia (and it's syntax) is very good at keeping the idiots out. And I like it that way.

Just my 542 cents.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

<<when people used microsoft word to create webpages>>


I don't know what you're talking about, Wouter, all the cool people used FrontPage :D

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Well, i must say i used way back Microsoft Word to create a webpage..
I'm with ya Wouter :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

*feels left out* :(


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