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It’s over for Google Knol!

Hi, Exactly at 18h55 GMT+1 Google Knol doesn’t exist anymore ūüė¶ See screenshot below. Here my announcing tweet about it¬†Knol Infos¬†‚ÄŹ¬†@knolinfos #free¬†#publishing¬†It’s over for¬†#Google¬†#Knol¬†Knol has been discontinued and this content is no longer available.http://goo.gl/o3bGM ūüė¶ . . Authors can still download ALL their knols to a file through October 1st, 2012! . Authors who don’t […]

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Not everybody can make the automated Knol to Annotum Migration!

Hi, I am a bit frustrated, seriously! Being one of the Top authors on Google Knol (see screenshot below) I am not able to make the automatic procedure for the Knol-to-Annotum Migration as I apparently have a lot knols published!??? Reply from the official Help of Annotum: ===> A few knol users, including yourself, are […]

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And again Knol Problems… Never ending story!

Hi, Today on March 29, 2012 it is impossible to have access on its own knols! The Knol start page doesn’t show up any knols nor the “Featured” knols! When I want to access one of my knols I get directed to the Search part of Knol and can’t even open any of my knols!!! […]

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Problems again with Knol…

Hi, Today March 29, 2012 Knol shows again big problems as there is a start page shown without any content! No “Featured”, no “What’s new” and of course the Search Toolkit doesn’t work neither :-((( No chance for Knol authors to make a decent migration!!! .

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Social Medias and its Influence: Adventure with IT-Security Tweeps on Twitter

Hi, Social Media #SoMe is very important to promote your blogs, articles and web sites! I had some very interesting adventures by using Twitter as my main Media to promote my curations http://www.scoop.it/webwizard¬†¬†and also my blogs from WordPress and Annotum… . Find out about my story with Social Media Twitter here: http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/social-medias-and-its-influence-e-g-twitter/ . The story […]

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Knol Servers don’t work today!???

Hi, No Knol Landing page nor knols visible today!!! At 4:28 pm CET I sent a tweet on Twitter¬†@billstr¬†Hi, please check Google Knol 502. That‚Äôs an error. The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request. Also did I post a message on Google+ ¬†at 4:26 pm CET +Bill Strathearn¬†Hi, please check! […]

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What are QR-Codes?

Hi, You probably have seen on my start page these strange squares with black and white dots and squares and were asking yourself, what is this? . That are QR-Codes who can get used with your smartphones to display coded messages. To find out more about those QR-Codes I invite you to read my curation […]

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How-To: using Google Takeout for “Download my knols to a file”

Hi, As reported on Knol Help Page their are a lot of people who have problems to use the “Download my knols to a file“… So, here we go. I will explain you How-To: first click the link “Download my knols to a file” as shown in above screenshot… Make sure to be logged in […]

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Google Knol on Hypocrysis? Quo Vadis?

Hi, GOOGLE Knol, Quo Vadis? –¬†http://knol.google.com/k/gust-mees/knol-quo-vadis/vdujwtjyx3uq/105# Knol is promising authors a new venue, a new place to migrate their knols, but serious problems with the Knol Interface don’t allow this! Since end of December 2011 there are many problems who were reported from different authors and even most from TOP Knol Authors, but no action […]

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Annotum, how to talk about it…

Hi, I recently had a conversation over mail with Carl LEUBSDORF Jr., the creator of “Annotum” and Carl gave me some advice, such as: Don’t refer to Annotum as either “WordPress-Annotum” or “WP-Annotum”. The product name is simply “Annotum”, and while it is based upon the WordPress platform, the product — a scholarly authoring and […]

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Big problems with Knol actually and Knol doesn’t act :(

Hi, As mentioned in previous posts I asked for some Help on the Annotum-Forum and I got an answer, an answer from the Creator of WP-Annotum, ===> January 26, 2012 I got an answer from Carl LEUBSDORF Jr., the creator of WP-Annotum… <=== Thanks for your note. I’ve been heads-down working on bug fixes for […]

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Manual migration of knols…

Hi, . . . . As already said in a preview post, I will migrate my knols with only one author manually; here below an example of some French knols which I migrated in the last days… This will show you what is possible to create with WordPress and to compare it also with Knol: […]

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Manual Knol Migration to WordPress…

Hi, As I said already in a previous post, it is also possible to migrate knols manually to WordPress and this also by not using the Annotum-Theme. I did this already for some of my French knols and now I migrated my first English knol, a single author knol… This new blog uses a FREE […]

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Which choice, WP-Annotum or WP-Themes?

Hi, As already mentioned shortly on a previous post Knol: Annotum-WordPress-Theme or an other WordPress-Theme?¬†Knol¬†authors can make a choice how they will migrate their knols to WordPress if wished so… Did You Know: You don’t need to use the automatic migration which is transferring ALL your knols to WP-Annotum, also your knols where you are […]

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My first multi-author English knol is migrated

Hi, My first multi-author English knol is migrated, the ancient knol “For a Better World“. Here is the URL¬†http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/for-a-better-world-test/. As I don’t like to use the automatic Knol migration where there are a lot of bugs in and even some unwanted surprises, so I decided to download all my knols as a file and to […]

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Knol: Annotum-WordPress-Theme or an other WordPress-Theme?

Hi, So, soon on May 1st, 2012 Knol Authors should leave Knol as it will discontinue its service! Knol Authors get told that they have the option to migrate their knols to WordPress-Annotum if wanted so… What Knol Authors should know: If you want to go to WordPress, OK. Let’s talk about a bit to […]

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How-To: Knol Migration Preparation-a need!

Hi, Before you make your Knol-Migration to WordPress-Annotum there is a deep need to make a preparation! Did I say preparation, why? Why there is a need to make a preparation before migrating my knols? The Knol-Migration process doesn’t allow Knol Authors to migrate the knols one each at the time but forces Knol Authors […]

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Did You Know: Migration of your knols/co-authors of knols

Hi, Migration of your knols: being ONLY a co-author on some knols is a big responsibility when making the migration as ALL your knols, even those where you are ONLY co-author will get¬†transferred to your new home on WordPress-Annotum!!! Thus meaning: the knols where YOU are not the OWNER and where you are ONLY co-author […]

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Did You Know: Following Comments

Hi, Some authors don’t know yet about how to use the comments in WordPress-Annotum, here some help… When you leave a comment on a WordPress.com blog, check the Notify me of follow-up comments via email checkbox before submitting if you want to receive an email notification every time someone else leaves a comment on that […]

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Did You Know: Code in WordPress-Annotum…

Hi, Did You Know: Some code is NOT allowed in WordPress-Annotum such as: HTML: embed frame iframe form input object textarea and others… So isn’t it allowed to use JavaScript, nor Flash and other Embeds… To find out more about Code, please visit¬†Posting Source Code. Stay tuned for next posts ūüėČ

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Did You Know: Annotum and the Visual Editor-The TinyMCE – Javascript WYSIWYG Editor

Hi, Let us have a look on the Editor in WordPress-Annotum and explain it a bit, there is a need as it is different from what Knol Authors were used… First have a look at Crowd Favorite:¬†Structured XML editor in TinyMCE¬†to understand the philosophy behind it… WordPress-Annotum uses a reduced version of the¬†TinyMCE – Javascript […]

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Understanding Annotum: The presentation from Solvitor and more…

Hi, Let me present to you a very interesting video from its creators, from SOLVITOR by Carl LEUBSDORF¬†to understand the history behind ANNOTUM… Annotum is a product of Solvitor LLC with heavy lifting by Crowd Favorite Related links: Annotum: System Vision and Use Cases Annotum Start Page Annotum Scholarly Publishing Platform (Slideshare) Annotum by Crowd […]

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Knol Authors could migrate to “WordPress.com” (benefits and cons) find out…

What does this mean? Knol will be moving to Annotum on May 1, 2012 as announced on English Knol Help Page from Google Knol… So, Knol authors have the choice where to move after Mai 1, 2012, given the opportunity to make the migration to “WordPress.com“… Let us have a look on that NEW proposed […]

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