Today Google announced the opening of its new information service called Knol, which is basically Google’s version of Wikipedia. Here’s a small snippet from Google’s press release regarding Knol:

The web contains vast amounts of information, but not everything worth knowing is on the web. An enormous amount of information resides in people’s heads: millions of people know useful things and billions more could benefit from that knowledge. Knol will encourage these people to contribute their knowledge online and make it accessible to everyone.” Read the rest here.

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