Friday, July 30, 2010

Top Five Languages of the World

1. Chinese - There are many dialects of Chinese of which the most spoken, by far, is Mandarin (about 850 million), followed by Wu (90 million), Cantonese (Yue) (70 million) and Min (70 million).

2. Hindi- Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language with about 490 million speakers who use it as a first language and up to 225 million who use it as a second language.

3. English: Approximately 341 million people speak English as a native language and a further 267 million speak it as a second language in over 104 countries.

4. Spanish- The Spanish language is spoken by more than 358 million people in Spain, the Americas, Australia, and Africa. In the early 21st century, Mexico had the greatest number of speakers (more than 85 million), followed by Colombia (more than 40 million), Argentina (more than 35 million), the United States (more than 31 million), and Spain (more than 30 million). Spanish is the official language of all these countries except the United States.

5. Arabic: In the Middle East and North Africa it is the first language that is spoken by 280 million people. 250 million speak it as a second language



Source: Knol Author Foundation

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Many New Knol Authors on Twitter

These days every day I find new knol authors on twitter and follow them. Today I followed around 10 new knol authors.

Knol is Strong Now

Knol has completed two years of public operations successfully.

Right from the start there is negative opinion knol in the online media. Print media is silent on knol. One does not read much in print about knol. But in online media the negative opinion continues.

But what about the authors? Authors are putting more and more efforts on knol. There are more authors who posted more than 100 knols. There are authors who registered 100,000 page views and their number is going to dramatically increase this year.

There are many successful initiatives floated by authors on their own and as groups. The involvement of knol authors on social media is increasing. Twitter is an example of this. More and more knol authors are active on twitter.

There is very useful content on knol. Many knol authors are expressing their satisfaction that the content available on knol is enriching their knowledge.

Best wishes for the success of knol in coming years.

Knol Progress 2008 - 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August - One more Update in the Day

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August

The campaign started with a good start.

140 page views on the first day and 95 page views so far on the second day shows more authors and visitors are appreciating the idea.

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August Updated

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August updated

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August updated

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August

India Knol Month Formally Launched

India Knol Month is a campaign launched to promote knol in India. The objective is to increase knol authors and readers for knol in India. The period of the campaign is from 16th July to 15th August. The last day will be promoted as India Knol Day.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Interesting Hindi Knols More Entries Made

Interesting Hindi Knols

Interesting Hindi knols is a complementary knol to India Knol Month and India Knol Day initiatives to increase knol writers and knol readers in India.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Knol Sub-Directory - India - Interesting Knols Updated

Knol Sub-Directory - India - Interesting Knols

Now there are 83 knols in the directory. Still many more are to be added. It will be good if knol authors come forward to include their knols.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Knol Directory of Interesting Knols Updated

Knol Directory of Interesting Knols

More and more interesting knols are appearing on Knol. The primary criterion for categorizing as an interesting knol is 500 page views and more such knols are appearing every day. But knol authors are not yet enthusiastic about including their knol links in various directories.

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August updated

India Knol Month 16th July to 15th August

Knol Sub-Directory - India - Interesting Knols

Knol Sub-Directory - India - Interesting Knols

The directory further updated. Frequently the directory is updated in view of India Knol Month

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Knol Day of Industrial Engineering 7th July 2010

Achieved its first objective. Getting some more articles on Industrial Engineering.
Achieved its second objectives. Getting some more visitors to articles on Industrial Engineering. There are still 24 hours global time for getting some more things on the oocasion.

Now other authors can announce and organize knol days for other subjects and make the days much better successes.

Knol Day of Industrial Engineering

Trending Knols 7.7.2010 updated

Trending Knols

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010