Knol: a unit of knowledge

Google's Wikipedia competitor Knol launched a while back. It seeks to make writing informative entries more appealing to authors by offering a cut of advertisement revenue from the Knol pages. This can be a substantial thing as calculations say if Wikipedia had ads the revenue from them would be 42 million USD per year.

Having read Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash where the lead character Hiro, a fellow swordfighter and free hacker is making his living by collecting intel to upload onto the CIC library, the concept had some appeal. To test it, I created some pages:

Workstreaming means collecting activities of geographically dispersed team members into a consistent news feed, enabling managers to track process and colleagues to stay up-to-date with the day-by-day happenings.

Developing P2P business applications
Moving business applications to the web has solved many issues like easier deployment and backups, but at same time introduced a single point of failure in the infrastructure. A group of open source frameworks seeks to solve the issue by helping developers to migrate their applications into resilient and scalable peer-to-peer networks.

Haedong Kumdo
Haedong Kumdo is a modern martial art based on ancient Korean sword techniques.

This should not detract from my open content activities, as the Knol pages are also Creative Commons-licensed.