Before I get to Google Knol Invitation exchange and sharing, please let me introduce to all of you a new Google service: Google Knol. Google Knol is an effort of Google to step into the world of free content and multilingual encyclopedia knowledge. Google’s apparent plans are to achieve cleaner and in comparison to Wikipedia also easier to navigate content site, developed by various experts on all topics of human experience. Site is to be written only by contributors registered for this service, as oppose to Wikipedia, where content is written collaboratively by volunteers and its articles can be edited by anyone with Internet access. Google is promising to provide easy-to-use tools for writing, editing and also provide free hosting of the content. Field experts, but also enthusiastic occasional writers only need to write. Google Knol will do the rest.””
Anyhow, before Google Knol is released and we may be able to use our existing Google credentials to access this service, currently the only way to access Google Knol is a valid KNOL INVITATION.
I understand, that for many regular Internet readers, there is no need to get their hands on a service which isn’t even in its beta stage, but for us, SEO enthusiasts, Knol invitation is a crucial step on our way of embracing this new upcoming technology.
So, with my permission, you can use this blog to ask for Google Knol invitation.
This is how it works:
Those of you asking for Knol invite, please just post your email, in this format (myemail at hotmail dot com) to the comment section of this article.
Those with available Knol invites, willing to share with others, please email them to me (hotusenet at gmail dot com) and I will serve them to emails in the comment section on one by one bases. Always leaving in, only those email addresses in the queue which haven’t received an invite yet, deleting all the others.
So, add your email in, you might be the lucky person!
It maybe a work for me, but I understand, that while for many regular Internet readers, there is no need to get their hands on a service which isn’t even in its beta stage, for us, SEO enthusiasts, Knol invitation is a crucial step on our way of embracing this new upcoming technology.
Now little more from a dark side of Google Knol:
Currently, there is only a single screenshot of Google Knol released to general public: http://www.google.com/help/knol_screenshot.html and it reminded me of Wikipedia almost immediately. Thus I am wondering…how many people will use their Knol invitation for copying Wikipedia articles and bringing them over to Google Knol project, using their names as authors?
If you think of it, before anyone can complain about such behaviour, Knol’s article might be already showing up as a first result in Google searches, generating a lot of Adsense revenue not only to a person committing such plagiarism, but also to Google.
Person or the collective of people who wrote original Wikipedia’s article will be able to report such copyright issue to Google, but Wikipedia wouldn’t be able to fight such plagiarism on their behalf, their website reads: The Wikimedia Foundation does not own copyright on Wikipedia article texts and illustrations. It is therefore useless to email our contact addresses asking for permission to reproduce content.
This is something, I am willing to bet, will happen and will be discussed more in foreseeable future.