Friday, September 25, 2009

NEST on Knol

NEST (Never Ending Story) is the knol which has become an increasingly popular venue for publications including ones that look a lot like standard peer reviewed journals. More generally, a NEST starts as an embryonic paper. With iteration and with the help of co-author and reader suggestions, it incubates a mature manuscript. Unlike a blog, it is not just a snapshot of a narrative perspective in a sequence of snapshots, but a single integrated document.

We are using the knol as the infrastructure for our NESTs, we can hope that academic publishers will provide vehicles of similar functionality.

Important Statement from

HMS - Countway Library of Medicine - Director's Blog
Harvard Medical School's Countway Library of Medicine and the new frontiers in biomedical computing

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Knol page views and visitors increasing in this month

So far I observed an increase of 60 percent in visitors to my portofolio of knols. I think many other authors are experiencing the same effect.

The knol collection concept is good and it is helping in informing many knols at a single point.

One of my popular knol collections is on industrial engineering.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Knol Directory

Knol directory is being used by visitors. Many sub-directories are getting direct visits and some of them have crosses 100 page view figure.

Top Five Authors

As on 16.9.2009

Top five knol authors are:

Kevin Spaulding
Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.

In total they have 2,159,542 page views.
Next full year, they will have around 5 million page views. May be six million.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Knol authors are active

Knol authors are active.
They are writing knols.
There are compiling collections.
There are competing directories inside knol as well as outside knol.
More than 1500 knols are listed on Many more authors will submit their knols to Digg.
More and more bloggers are writing positive things about knol.
Knol's features are increasing.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Weekly Page Views of Knol -1.5 million

My estimate of weekly page views of knol using the weekly page views of a random sample of 50 of the top viewed 2500 authors is 1.5 million.

The breakeven page view number for knol would be one million per day. By August 2010, knol will reach breakeven page view number.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Total page views of top 800 knol authors

I made an estimate and it comes to 21 million. As I made an estimate of total page views of knols as 30 million from top viewed knols. the new estimate is in line with the old estimate. We can take that remaining knol authors had 9 million page views.