Google’s recently launched online encyclopedia Knol is causing concern among other online publishers, who fear the company’s business as a search engine could come into conflict with its new ‘content publishing’ venture. Google maintains that it is not creating content – posts to Knol are signed and edited by individual users – but acting as a ‘conduit’ on the web.
Knols will be individual article pages with multiple authors, who will put their name to the content.
Multiple Knols can exist for one topic.
A partnership with the New Yorker will allow users to add cartoons from the magazine’s archive to Knols.