For all its flaws, Wikipedia is by far the largest online repository of knowledge in human history. But there was a time when Google wanted to challenge that hegemony with Knol. If you've never heard of this name, it's because the search giant failed miserably with this initiative (and not once, but twice).
Knol could have been lost in time like so many other digital projects that were shipwrecked - even from the company itself, such as Google Plus - if it weren't for the momentum and expectations that the California company itself encrypted when it was released on July 23, 2008.
What was Knol
Mel almanzaKnol was a project that sought to consolidate articles on all topics, from scientific, medical, geography, history, entertainment, and even guides to repair objects. According to Goo...