31 July 2008

Google Launches Knowledge Site

Google is inviting anyone to share what they know via its new knowledge website, Knol.

The idea behind the venture is to share the knowledge and information that “resides in people’s heads” and make it easily accessible to others.

Registered users can submit a knol on any subject and can also make suggestions for changes to knols written by others.

And for those who find the open editing nature of sites like Wikipedia a daunting prospect, Knol offers an alternative with only the authors of content holding editing privileges for their own articles.

Google says authorship is the driving principle behind Knol and has introduced an option for authors to share the revenue generated by adverts through AdSense.

Further details about Knol can be found on the Google blog.

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