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Knol.Google Answered

http://knol.google.com/

I notice there's also "How to Backpack: starting from scratch", maybe they're trying to compete with E-How/Wiki-How too?

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Google has taken the wraps off Knol, its expert-written challenger to Wikipedia. Wired has an in-depth look. Knol's distinctions from Wikipedia are that authors
are identified by their real names (and verified), and that they can share in ad revenue if theychoose to. The service initially features a lot of medical articles, which is
interesting considering that Medipedia also launched today. This medical wiki is backed
by Harvard's and Stanford's medical schools.

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

12 years ago

I was just about to post this when I realized I should probably search to see if anyone else did. Glad I did!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

That looks like a nice way to promote the site.

Maybe we should each post one "knol" from one of our own ibles, a range of topics between us, each with links back to the site.

Hmmm...

Browses personal archive...

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

Reply 12 years ago

That'd be cool. We could all put our affiliations as "instructables.com".

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Well they're quite good as far as formatting goes and the promoting the site thing is a good bonus...

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whatsisface
whatsisface

12 years ago

I'm surprised they haven't tried to make it social in some way, every other web service now has some kind of social element.