Knol has a problem for the last 24 hours. Its search engine is not working. So within Knol users are not able to search and find knols. There are number of lists created using search results. All of them are not functioning. But still authors are able to open new knols and writ new articles. As authors' personal lists are accessible there are able to edit their old knols. Visitors are not able read knol collections. But visitors are accessing normal text knols.
So there is bug and there is a problem. Some persons are taking advantage of this problem to give their message once again. Problems on Knol. But things have improved on Knol in the recent days, According to Quantcast, page views have improved in the last quarter. Number of knols posted arenow close to 1000 on many days with peak number of 1400. 4000 academicians have registered on Knol and 2000 of them have posted knols. Country information knol books is an exciting project on Knol. This is in addition to subject knol books. Areas like videogames and pc games are becoming popular on Knol.
So Knol is doing fine as an open wiki-based predominantly academic platform. Minor website problems need not be used for creating panics.