A few months ago, google announced a new web authoring tool called Knol.

Knol is a Google project which includes articles on topics ranging from “scientific concepts, to medical information, from geographical and historical, to entertainment, from product information, to how-to-fix-it instructions,” according to Google.Largely the brain child of Google vice president of engineering Udi Manber, it was announced on December 13, 2007 and was opened in beta to the public on July 23, 2008 with a few hundred articles.

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