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My first impression? Baffled. Seriously. “Where do I start?”
So I clicked on a featured article, “How to Unclog Toilets”, and was pleasantly surprised. Unlike the homepage, it was more intuitive to scan and navigate (read: user friendly). Added bonus for the visuals accompanying the step by step guide! Visuals = WIN
Okay, so maybe I don’t particularly enjoy toilet visuals – but I think you catch my drift. The instructions even tell you to wear rubber gloves. Ummm…. Who would… I mean… LOL
But ya, there’s even walk through of toilet removal for extreme cloggage =O
Bottomline: Knol is still a little too confusing for me…
- It took me a while to find the search box on the upper right. Ummmm… shouldn’t it be more apparent to visitors? Searching for a search box seems awfully unintuitive, especially since Knol is a resource from Google.
- I’m assuming they’re more interested in finding people to add content since… well, the “Write a Knol” button is IN MY FACE. My response? *ignore* I’m not interested in contributing, I’m interested in finding information or potentially exploring.
- Not enough content right now. This is likely to change over time, but I can’t help but wonder if other people are equally as underwhelmed as I am. You know, except for those who reaaaaaaaally need to unclog their toilets ASAP.
I’m sticking with Wikipedia for now…
….on second thought I might add something liiiike how to fix a mouse with duct tape. Or like.. how to live on $10 a week… you know, spice up Knol a tad. Heck, thinking about what I want to contribute is far more exciting than throwing sheep on Facebook.
Sooooooo what would you add? Did you like Knol? Do you think Google = instant hit?? Share your thoughts!