Google Knol vs. Wikipedia

Google is at it again with a new startup, this time with the creation of a product called Knol (article on launch). I couldn't find a direct link to Knol on Google yet, but I'm sure it will be coming. There are a lots of articles hitting the lines today on how its similar to Wikipedia, yet with its own twists. Mostly that
the authors will receive points for accuracy and from my reading Google plans to take no part in oversight of articles.
Here are some other articles:
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As Google continues to unfold its plans for the future of human kind, I've started to worry. For a vision of a Google-dominated world, see my blog post on MarketingBeyond at

With regards to this article's headline, the more I thought about and read about Knol, the more I think it is a quite different thing: signed articles, multiple articles on the same topic, article ratings and other social networking aspects... Quite a lot is speculation at this point, but it definitely something worth watching.