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Whither the Knol? Google Takes a New Experiment Live

Jul 25, 2008, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"That downward spiral is most obvious in the media, as respected newspapers axe their reporting, editorial, and foreign correspondent budgets. I don't expect my RSS aggregator to ever deliver to me a set of morning feeds that equal my morning New York Times for breadth, depth or sophistication of analysis. And that worries me.

"That's where projects such as the knol come in. What I truly hope is not that the knol will replace the Wikipedia, but that it will provide a test bed within which multiple business models will evolve that will inspire the creation, aggregation, and convenient presentation of high quality content, hopefully on a profitable basis for those that contribute them."

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