Thursday, December 8, 2011

Google Knol is Retiring on May 1, 2012

Google Knol is Retiring

If you are updating Knol (a unit of knowledge) on daily basis then their is bad news for you that Knol is going to shut down on 1st May 2012. Google announced few days ago, that Knol will be moving to Annotum on May 1, 2012

What is Annotum ?

Annotum, an open-source platform based upon WordPress that allows you to continue authoring and publishing scholarly articles. You can migrate your knols to WordPress and continue your work with Annotum.

Good news is that you can update your Knol's to your Wordpress blog or you can download your all Knol to a file.

Recently, Google announced, some of its services are going to close on 15th January 2011 and this time Google announced Google Knol, Google Wave, Google Friend Connect and Google Gears are going to discontinue.

Why Google is Closing these Projects ?

I think its the very typical question and only Google or any Google employee can answer this.

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