Yesterday, Google announced Knol; a knowledge-sharing platform similar to About.com and Wikipedia. 2-years back, I commissioned a designer to draw conceptual designs for Digital Wisdom; a revenue-sharing, multi-author platform that is amazingly similar in style and functionality to Knol (and it’s contemporaries; Squidoo, Hupages and Wikia).
See for yourself. A mockup of Knol (click to expand):
and what the Digital Wisdom hompage may have looked like:
and a hypothetical article page:
Perhaps I gave in too quickly on this idea!