Sunday, May 13, 2012

Good Things - Happenings in Knol

Good Things - Happenings in Knol

Good Things - Happenings in Knol

Many good things are happening in Knol.



Many good things happened on Knol.
It is closed to public access from 1 May 2012. Also, it is now not functional even though it is supposed to be open up to 1st October

Many good things are happening in Knol.
 Knol is going to complete three years of public operations and start fourth year of operations on 27 July 2011. Many good things have happened and are happening. There is very good content on Knol in many subjects.
Knol Directory of Interesting Knols  highlights many interesting knols in 225+ subjects, topics and countries.
Many articles (600,000)  in various subjects have appeared in knol.
Many distinguished persons have registered with knol as authors.
Many of them are developing a series of articles in the subjects of their expertise.
Large number of interesting and popular knols  Knol Search Directory of Interesting Knols
Can we specifically identify and  mention them?

I. Experts Who are Writing on Knol

Carl Hewitt is Emeritus in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He obtained his PhD in mathematics at MIT in 1971
American  interdisciplinary scientist, President and CEO of Transdyne Corporation in San Diego, California.
Professor, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India
Course Facilitator - Entrepreneurship Education
Brisbane, Australia
Southbank Institute of Technology

Dallas, Texas
Due Diligence Analyst/ VP of Sales
New York City, NY

Businessmen, Business Executives

owner of
Director of MyOrbit EBiz Channel, Alpha Neuron Business Decisions, and CEO of 7Avenues private equity
Todd Brabender
President of Spread The News Public Relations, Inc.

Emanuel B. Halper is President of American Development & Consulting Corp. (a Greenvale, New York real estate consultancy) and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Visiting Professor at Hofstra University School of Law.

II. Subject Encyclopedias in Making

Some authors have appropriately started developing number of knols in their subject of expertise, so that an encyclopedia of that subject will evolve in due course.
Research Methodology
Legal Research
Startup finance
Industrial Engineering and Management
Emotional Intelligence and Wisdom

IIIA. Academic Areas, Subjects and Specializations within Subjects That Appeared in Knol

Industrial Engineering
Investment Analysis
Index of legal research knols
Portfolio Management
Research Methodolgy
Security Analysis

IIIB. Useful Areas and Topics

Wedding related issues
Pet care

IV. New Ideas

1. Knol certification: Mr.Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. created an idea for certification of knols as authoritative articles by other authors and authors themselves (self certification).
1a. Mr. Chris Lemens created a knol to facilitate certification of law knols.
Such initiatives may help in developing quality knols and providing them to knol readers.
2. Knol Debates
 3. Knol Bulletin Board
Knol bulletin board now moved Mr. Kalle Schwartz's Knols. Cooperation among Knol authors across the countries.
4. Knol question and Answer Board. Visitors can ask questions

V. New Initiatives on Knol Platform

1. Knol Debates.
2. Visitor knol-wise statistics
Now for each knol, the number of viewers is available for authors as well as visitors to see. This will help visitors to feel the popularity of a knol and author also to know the popularity of the topic. This will increase motivation of both visitors and authors.
3. Holiday craft knols
4. Knol - How to for dummies contest

VI. Knol Author Foundation

Knol Author Foundation is being organized. This foundation will facilitate collective activity of authors spread over many countries.

VI. Collaboration between Professor, Current Students and Alumni

The facilities in knol make it possible for collaboration between a professor (s), current students and alumni. Materials can be made more relevant to practice with the involvement of alumni who are in commercial organizations.
Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. is trying an initiative this semester using this provision.

VII. Bibliography Building 

Bibliographies on various topics can be built with the involvement many authors. Authors can add their articles and research papers to relevant knols.
Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. has set up two concept directories.
Management concept directory
The knols included in these directories will have bibliography of research papers year-wise.

VIII. Knol Quality Badges

A good initiative. The quality badges facilitate visitors to identify very good knols. They also encourage authors to modify their knols to improve them to higher levels of quality.

IX. Performance Records

Momentum in performance for Knol

Knol Page Views and Visitors - Historical Record - K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao

August 2011
Now monthly visitors are close to 55,000 and monthly page views crossed 78,000.
Knol has traction

Monthly visitors: 42,891 Historical record
Monthly Page views 61,439 Historical record

Congratulations Will Johnson

First English Language author to register more than 500 knols with 1000 page views and more. Actually there are 519 knols (15.2.2011) with 1000 page views and more.

67,490 weekly page views.

Will Johnson is also the first English Language Individual author to register weekly page views above 50,000.

X. Usage of Knol in Flexible Way to Create Multiple Forms

Knol - Forms, Types and Varieties

XI. Top Knols - Thousands

Top Knols are being identified in various years and categories

Top Knols - Knol Book

Top Knols - English - July 2008
Top Knols - English - August 2008

XII. ReKnolling/ ReBlogging feature

Knols with Resharing Option - A Knol Collection

XIII. Promotion for Knols

XIV. Knol: A Top Thousand Website?

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