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apophenia: knol: content w/out context, collaboration, capital, or coruscation
"Knol looks like an abysmal failure. There's no life to the content. Already articles are being forgotten and left to rot, along with a lot of other web content. There's no common format or standards and there's a lot more crap than gems. The incentives are all wrong and what content is emerging is limited. The expert-centric elitism is intimidating to knowledgeable folks without letters after their names and there is little reason for those of us with letters to contribute. While I don't believe in the wisdom of a crowd of idiots, I do believe that collective creations tend to result in much better content than that which is created by an individual hermit."
danahboyd  knol  wikipedia  collaboration  opensource  google  incentives  failure  community  knowledge 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Google's Assault on Wikipedia
"Google is clearly favoring Knol content over content from older, more highly linked sites on the Web...doing this on purpose or...some innocent mistake. The important question is "What are they going to do about it now that we've found out?""
search  google  knol  via:preoccupations  wikipedia 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Cognitive Edge - The reductionist knol
"reduction of knowledge to "units" to use Google's own words. Knowledge is a complex phenomena and the creative messy flow of Wikipedia's volunteers is closer to that reality than a mediated and commercial approach to widgets."
via:preoccupations  knowledge  knol  google  messiness  flow 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Knol: a unit of knowledge
"The Knol project is a site that hosts many knols — units of knowledge — written about various subjects. The authors of the knols can take credit for their writing, provide credentials, and elicit peer reviews and comments. Users can provide feedback,
knol  wikipedia  google  reference  knowledge  wiki  wikis 
july 2008 by robertogreco

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