A few weeks ago, Google Knol received its 100,000th entry. Google Knol launched as a Wikipedia-esque knowledge sharing product last summer. In October, Google integrated Custom Search with Knol.
Knol has grown quickly and the interface is now available in eight languages including Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Knols have been written in 59 languages thus far.
People from 197 countries have visited Knol. And the community of workers is collaborating as Google hoped. Writing on the Official Google Blog, Cedric Dupont, Product Manager, and Michael McNally, Software Engineer commented:
We are happy to see that most authors choose to accept moderated edits from their audience and that the volume of suggested edits from readers is steadily growing. So if you find yourself reading a knol and want to suggest an improvement, go ahead and press that edit button! You will be able to make the desired changes directly in the knol, and the author(s) will be able to review and act upon your suggestions. We look forward to seeing this new mode of online collaboration used more widely.