Google Launches Knol for Dummies.com Competition

Posted Jan 26, 2009

Knol is Google’s response to Wikipedia.  It is supposed to be an online encyclopedia written for experts.  Many techies are saying that Knol is no competition for Wikipedia whatsoever, but the search engine giant still wants to push the service.  This is why they have launched a competition called the Knol for Dummies.com competition.

Knols are basically articles written by credible authors.  Anyone can write a knol and there are templates that show how to get started.  Media can be embedded and collaboration on articles is advocated.  Whoever can put together a solid knol for the Dummies.com website will win $1,000.  Five finalists will be chosen to have viewed on the Dummies.com website, but one person will be awarded the prize money stated Matt Ghering, Product Marketing Manager for Knol.

Submissions can be made up until March 23.  The finalists will be selected on May 8.  To enter the competition, visit http://www.google.com/landing/knolfordummies/.