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  1. “Google will not serve as an editor in any way, and will not bless any content. All editorial responsibilities and control will rest with the authors.”
    That’s the exact opposite of what Mahalo was supposed to do. Mahalo has no user contributed content at all, it’s all created inhouse.

  2. “Google will not serve as an editor in any way, and will not bless any content. All editorial responsibilities and control will rest with the authors.”
    That’s the exact opposite of what Mahalo was supposed to do. Mahalo has no user contributed content at all, it’s all created inhouse.

  3. Knol aside, I don’t think the solution to existing pollution is to create new services. What if, instead of more duplication that wears authors and readers thin, we created a way to partner with existing content sites and helped them design ways to allow users and readers to self-moderate? What would drive spammers away faster than having their peers in their face?

    Squidoo lensmasters take a lot of pride in what they’ve created and what their peers create. They put a lot of effort into positive critiquing and suggestions for others, and when necessary, flagging content. They are the force that drives our continual growth – in traffic, income, and even greater new tools to play with and be successful with.

    I say give people the power to create, and let their peers judge them. Teach them by example what is great, instead of trying to do it for them.

  4. Knol aside, I don’t think the solution to existing pollution is to create new services. What if, instead of more duplication that wears authors and readers thin, we created a way to partner with existing content sites and helped them design ways to allow users and readers to self-moderate? What would drive spammers away faster than having their peers in their face?

    Squidoo lensmasters take a lot of pride in what they’ve created and what their peers create. They put a lot of effort into positive critiquing and suggestions for others, and when necessary, flagging content. They are the force that drives our continual growth – in traffic, income, and even greater new tools to play with and be successful with.

    I say give people the power to create, and let their peers judge them. Teach them by example what is great, instead of trying to do it for them.

  5. > Uh….how is this different than wikipedia?

    Wikipedia doesn’t have advertising plastered all over it.

    Apparently someone looked at all the traffic being redirected to wikipedia.org and decided there was money to be made In That Sort Of Thing.

  6. > Uh….how is this different than wikipedia?

    Wikipedia doesn’t have advertising plastered all over it.

    Apparently someone looked at all the traffic being redirected to wikipedia.org and decided there was money to be made In That Sort Of Thing.

  7. My two bucks says that Google doesn’t try to cover new as broadly as Mahalo. They will also be more professional than Wikipedia. The obvious thing is to align with the verticals that Google focuses on or wants to focus on, such as Google Health, Google CPG, etc.

  8. My two bucks says that Google doesn’t try to cover new as broadly as Mahalo. They will also be more professional than Wikipedia. The obvious thing is to align with the verticals that Google focuses on or wants to focus on, such as Google Health, Google CPG, etc.

  9. Knol serves a special purpose. Wikipedia and other like information sources are held hostage by the limited views and opinions of a conservative select few. Fresh, novel insights and other true aspects relating to many other subject are often totally excluded.

  10. Knol serves a special purpose. Wikipedia and other like information sources are held hostage by the limited views and opinions of a conservative select few. Fresh, novel insights and other true aspects relating to many other subject are often totally excluded.