Monday, 30 April 2012

AND SO FAREWELL, KNOL

Overtaken by expanding technologies

Google's Knol was to be the next big thing –

Knol—We launched Knol in 2007 to help improve web content by enabling experts to collaborate on in-depth articles...

In November 2011 Google announced that Knol would be phased out. From 1 May to 1 October 2012, Knols will no longer be publicly viewable, and will then become wholly unaccessible.

Conductive World tried to use Knol as a way to create longish supplements but Knol proved hard to format satisfactorily and the attempt was abandoned. In our own little sector the need for it has anyway been overtaken by the opening of Conductive Depository on the Conduction website:


Present location of former supplements

Assessment: the earlier the better. Or not, as the case might be (953)
To be decided

Conductive Education: whatever next (2958)

Conductive Education: a revolution for families with cerebral palsy (2563 )
To be decided

CE-related research (2320)

Notes towards a history of Conductive Education (3,031)
To be decided

As yet undecided locations will be announced on Conductive World as soon of possible. And on Facebook too:


The figures in brackets indicate the number of visits recorded by each paper during its sojourn on Knol, noted three hours before final closure.  Some eight thousand or so thousand views in all. Whatever its dreadful flaws, Knol must have been of some use. So goodbye, Knol, and thanks for all the fish.

And yes, you noticed, as a final gesture of defiance on its way out, Knol has transferred some evil gremlin that insists on putting this whole posting in bold. Goodbye, and good riddance!

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