Posts Tagged ‘wikipedia’

It seems that Google has started working on a new project; a new online knowledge base (similar to Wikipedia), where information is contributed by users. Google claims that they will not serve as an editor in any way, and will not bless any content. The project is still under development and testing, and it is currently named knol (which stands for a unit of knowledge). You can read more about that project on the official Google blog.

This is actually interesting, since Wikipedia pages seem to show up really high on the Google search results, no matter what you search for. I wonder how this will change, given the new Google knol. Will Google favor results from their own knol over those from Wikipedia, or will it be a fair game based on which has the more valuable information? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.