Sunday, March 31, 2019

Knol Open to Public Writing - Announcement - 23 July 2008

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 Knol is open to everyone

 July 23, 2008

A few months ago we announced that we were testing a new product called Knol. Knols are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those subjects. Today, we're making Knol available to everyone.

The web contains vast amounts of information, but not everything worth knowing is on the web. An enormous amount of information resides in people's heads: millions of people know useful things and billions more could benefit from that knowledge. Knol will encourage these people to contribute their knowledge online and make it accessible to everyone.

The key principle behind Knol is authorship. Every knol will have an author (or group of authors) who put their name behind their content. It's their knol, their voice, their opinion. We expect that there will be multiple knols on the same subject, and we think that is good.

With Knol, we are introducing a new method for authors to work together that we call "moderated collaboration." With this feature, any reader can make suggested edits to a knol which the author may then choose to accept, reject, or modify before these contributions become visible to the public. This allows authors to accept suggestions from everyone in the world while remaining in control of their content. After all, their name is associated with it!

Knols include strong community tools which allow for many modes of interaction between readers and authors. People can submit comments, rate, or write a review of a knol. At the discretion of the author, a knol may include ads from our AdSense program. If an author chooses to include ads, Google will provide the author with a revenue share from the proceeds of those ad placements.

We are happy to announce an agreement with the
New Yorker m
agazine which allows any author to add one cartoon per knol from the
New Yorker
's extensive cartoon repository. Cartoons are an effective (and fun) way to make your point, even on the most serious topics.

Everyone knows something. See what people are writing about, then tell the world what you know:

Posted by Cedric Dupont, Product Manager and Michael McNally, Software Engineer

Knol Closure Announcement by Google

More spring cleaning out of season
November 22, 2011

Seth Godin - Supporting Wikipedia

25 November 2011
We had discomfort when Knol was launched. But quickly decided our users have not interest in. We continued to focus on our tribe and survived. But Google closed Knol.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

March 9. Blog Promotion - Make posts in your Google+ page


Now we all  know Google+ will be closed shortly. Will you do the last posts?

Google+ pages can become popular.

My pages related to bollywood films have become popular and new likes/circling continues further. I advise all bloggers to open Google+ pages for their blog areas. You may even open two or three pages with different ways of posting. Then you may find which one is attracting more member following and continue it.

Wayne Dyer - Wisdom of the Ages from 60 Great Wise People

Video Presentation by Wayne Dyer on Vimeo



*Being Childlike*