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Is Google “Knol” a Big Deal? Probably Not Yet

I was reading the official Google Blog about their upcoming “knol” product launch – “Official Google Blog: Encouraging people to contribute knowledge” yesterday. After reading this post, it sounds a lot like FUD to me. I’ve never really accused Google of FUD-slinging before, but this sounds like a pre-announcement of a product that still has […]

Posted in: wikipedia, wikiseek

Does Wikipedia Need a Better Interface?

I was browsing the web last night and came across WikiSeek. And I have seen an increasing number of vertical search sites using Wikipedia data as the underlying set of source data for what they’re doing. I use Wikipedia fairly often and don’t have any issues with the relatively simple UI. Perhaps I’m missing something […]

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