Google, Herding Cats, and Knol
Posted by telecommatt on January 4, 2008
it was inevitable that big companies would spend lots of money on complex knowledge management systems. Most of those investment had very poor returns
This is probably the most interesting post on Knol that I’ve read. It’s been getting pretty mixed reviews. CNET’s Buzz Out Loud podcast, for example, didn’t seem to think much of it, but that was right after the recent Wikipedia scandal broke out.
I’ve got mixed feelings as well. It’s obvious that Google knows how to manage knowledge and harness it’s knowledge resources. I’m not certain that this will really provide something that you can’t get from, say, Ask.com or Mahalo.