Today, more than a year later and the privacy feature is still not here. Claiming that choosing who you want to share something with does not benefit the community is idiocy. If that is true then give us the code to Pearltrees. Support your words with action. Otherwise you are hypocrits. If there should be no privacy then release your code now. I challenge you on the grounds of your espoused philosophy that you are hiding behind to keep from giving what many have asked for. by bobtech Jul 10
You probably should have consulted with someone who is a specialist of personeity first to guide the decision-making process. Intimacy management is the pivotal factor. by bobtech May 4
So your philosophy is far too limiting and exclusive. It is bad business sense unless you will be charging a very exclusive price and offering extremely attractive and exclusive services unlike anything else and perceived of as mission critical. by bobtech May 4
Very few people would opt to use two different bookmarking systems, one for social sharing and one for privatizing the Net space. You are forcing people to an all or nothing system. In effect you are excluding those who would sincerely share their intimacy with others. Those who use you service will be those who are too shallow to have anything private or have too much time on their hands and can utilize two different systems for private and public. by bobtech May 4
Compliance with standards like W3C though does not aleviate the issue that the export renders the feature useless to the majority of users. I believe that a programmer would make this mistake, but it is impossible for management to. Their level of sensitivity to compliance is far less than than their need to control revenue generation and client commitment to the product or service.
As for conformity to a guiding philosophy, I understand how a team needs to reinforce this amongst the whole group, but I fail to see how the choice to conceal or reveal bookmarks lessens the significance of the contribution to community. Indeed, it enhances it by encouraging ALL to participate in your product. As it is you are driving off those who would use your product as a replacement to their current systems of bookmarking (curating). by bobtech May 4
Here's my answer to your comment on Pearlrees' blog : http://blog.pearltrees.com/?p=8539.
We are planning to charge for the privacy feature because Pearltrees'philosophy is to build a community of curators who share their point of view about specific topics with one another. Then we want to charge for this feature because the pearls that will be kept private won't benefit to the community
As for the export feature, we did it in this format because it's the format recommended by the W3C. by amsika May 3
Well, now that I have read that you are planning to charge for the feature to keep pearls private I am recommending people stay away from your product. I think yanking everyone's chains is bad enough and giving date after date for the feature to be rolled out, but to prolong it until enough people have enough investment of time in your product in order to capitalize on it and charge a fee for the delayed feature is immoral. Now I understand why the export feature was implemented in such a useless manner, to prevent people from properly exporting their work in Pearl Trees when they find out the privacy is a feature you will charge for.
I am sorry to have to rain on your parade with my review. Actually, I was quite impressed when I saw the product and had high hopes, but the scheming and shady ways this issue has been dealt with over the past year has turned me away. by bobtech May 3
You're right, we have been postponing the "privacy feature" a lot. We've done this because we had a lot of other features to implement. The idea is to first provide everybody the best experience possible, and then enable those who want to keep some pearls private to do so. But it should definitely be implemented in a few months. We are a small team with limited resources, so unfortunately, we have to make choices and can't do everything at the same time. About the export feature, it is also in the pipe but I can't give you a precise date. by amsika May 3
By the way, I have written two reviews on Pearl Trees so far. I did mention the great things, but the two unforgivable oversights are certainly the focus of these reviews. The second is the export feature excluding the most simplistic html format, but also the simplistic json file format. by bobtech May 3
Well, you guys have been saying that for over a year. In the forums you promised this last year, due for June. Then in November you promised for December. Instead you came out with the team feature, a gross oversight by management. Now since February you have been promising it will be out "soon", starting with an interview and continuing in forums. I guess "soon" is like in 1,000 years! by bobtech May 3
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