Monday, December 17, 2007

Google to challenge Wikimedia

Search engine giant Google is reported to be developing an online publishing platform that's similar to the user-contributed Wikipedia encyclopedia that lets people write entries on subjects they know about.

Google's Wiki project is still in an early beta stage and participation is only through invitation. Entries in the Google Wiki are called "knols", which stand for units of knowledge organized by topics like entertainment or history.

However Google's rival Wiki offering comes with a few different twists, like paying greater attention to identifying bylined authors, not allowing other people to edit or revise knols and the inclusion of ads... >>>more

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