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Friday, July 25, 2008

Technology: Knol- An Alternative To Wikipedia!

Dear readers, I apologize for long gap in updating my blog. I'm back here again and wanted to share with you all the Google's new web authoring tool-"Knols- a unit of Knowledge."

One company that strongly believes in continuous innovation is Google Inc., When we think of web searching, the immediate flashing tool that comes into our mind is Google Search Engine! Unanimously most of us would agree, that,'Googling' has become the way of our Life!

The companies new launch product,Knol - is an web authoring platform for group of authors to create and share knowledge artilces on the areas of their choice. A knol is an authoritative article about a specific topic. It is the Wikipedia alternative that both polices and rewards contributors. The reward mechanism is due to integration of AdSense into the articles, with a revenue share between the authors of a particular topic.

A group of authors are allowed to create an article, or a Knol, this group then moderates the article by acting as gatekeeper to any changes made by other users outside the creator group. This imparts a sense of ownership to the author group. More than one knol can be created on a subject. Each knol can be rated by a group of users; rating which would perhaps be leveraged to search and sift through the numerous knols sure to be created on a topic.

All in all, lets think Knol will be a great new way for us to share what we know, inform people about an issue that is important for us, raise our profile as an expert in choicen field, and maybe even make some money from ads.

Go and Create your own Knol right away for free!

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