|Project status||Offline since 2012-05-01|
|Archiving status||In progress...|
Knol was a portal for user-written article in many topics. It was described as a rival to Wikipedia. ( )
Closure announced on the:
Knol will be moving to Annotum on May 1, 2012
Knol will be discontinued as a service, but we've worked with Solvitor and Crowd Favorite to create Annotum, an open-source platform based upon WordPress that allows you to continue authoring and publishing scholarly articles. You can migrate your knols to WordPress and continue your work with Annotum. After May 1, you will no longer be able to create, view, enter or edit knols, but you will be able to export your knols to WordPress.com and download them to file through October 1st, 2012.
Some random Knols
Lists of knols
Using categories and language parameters:
- http://knol.google.com/k/knol/Search?&start=0&num=50&q=incategory%3Asociedad&locale=es (max results per page is 50)
Stuff to know
WebCite doesn't archive images in knol articles (if uploaded to knol site). Images hosted in external sites and hotlinked in knol articles are archived correctly.
Internet Archive doesn't archive knols because of robots.txt.
- 700,000+ knols metadata http://db.tt/GNrEh61y
- Knol/Twitter account grab