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Google Knol now with over 100,000 pages

Alex Christie

27 January 2009

It was recently announced on the Google Blog that their
Wikipedia rival, Knol, now has more than 100,000 entries. Google Knol was
started in July last year and has now reached the 100,000 page mark in less
than six months. Here is what Google Product Manager, Cedric DuPont wrote in
the blog,

"The Knol interface is now available in eight languages
(Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish) and
we are excited that our users are helping us translate it into many more
languages using the Google in Your Language console. Encouraging people to
contribute their knowledge online is particularly important for languages with
limited web content, and we are glad to see that knols have been written in 59
different languages to date. It has been very exciting to have people all over
the world come forward to help improve online content in their language.

People visit Knol from 197 countries and territories on an
average day, from the Aland Islands and Antarctica to Zambia and
Zimbabwe."

 To put things in perspective, there are currently more than
two and a half million articles in the English Wikipedia alone, so Knol still
has a lot of catching up to do.

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