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Around Pearltrees... The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms. 100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything. Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything

There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House Want to know how to fix that broken cabinet or hang up some great wallpaper? Business and Management If you feel like you’re seriously lacking on business and management skills at work, no need to worry. KnowThis? Language and Writing Those who want to learn a new language, improve their writing skills or just learn more about literature will be well-served by these instructional sites.

Technology Math S.O.S. Science Creativity. Curated Copyright. Pearltrees Aims For Curation Domination. If you’re tired of talking about the cloud, social media and mobile apps, you might want to work the word “curation” into the conversation.

Pearltrees Aims For Curation Domination

As in, “Curation could become a hot sector in 2011.” At least that’s what Pearltrees is hoping. The Paris, France-based company provides social curation tools, which is a sort of advanced way of aggregating or bookmarking websites—into what the company calls pearls—and organizing them in a way that allows others to see your pearl collection. The VC-backed company was in San Francisco last week to give me a briefing and to show off their new services, which they unveiled at the LeWeb conference in Paris, where it launched what it calls Team, a way of allowing several users to build a pearl collection together. CEO Patrice Lamothe (pictured above with his pearl collection) says Pearltrees offers more than just an aggregation of sites. The company, which Lamothe says has raised $4.5 million in angel financing, remains in beta testing.

Content curation on Wordpress: how to do it right. One of the main ways to to leverage content curation for business is to add curated content to your website or blog.

Content curation on Wordpress: how to do it right.

By selecting the most interesting content for your target audience and adding some context to it, you will naturally show your expertise to your visitors – a good objective in itself. But, if you do it right, you should also enjoy the following benefits: Audience engagement as readers can now discover more interesting content than just your own stories or product news: loyal visitors will stay longer, hopping between related curated pieces, and have reasons for coming back or even subscribe to receive your email newsletters.SEO as your Website now contains more quality content on your niche topic which can be indexed by Google. So how do you integrate curated content to WordPress in the right way, to reach these objectives? Not all integrations are created equal, and some integrations will not deliver the above benefits in an optimal way. Pearltrees: What problem does Pearltrees solve. 6 reasons to use Pearltrees.

Pearltrees is the first and largest social curation community on the Internet.

6 reasons to use Pearltrees

It’s a place to organize, discover and share all the cool content you find online. However, beyond this basic definition, a question remains: why would I want to use Pearltrees? Well, what I want to share with you are six major use cases (or reasons) we’ve identified as being most popular across our entire community of web curators. In addition, I’ll also share with you a couple of interesting ways in which I have put Pearltrees to use for myself. Hopefully, you’ll not only get value in learning how the community uses Pearltrees, but also be inspired to find even more clever and creative ways to use our software yourself.

Pearltrees > Blog. Pearltrees - Google Blogs. Pearltrees - Google News. Pearltrees - Google Videos. Pearltrees > Blog. Pearltrees - Visually Organize and Share Collections of Files and Links. Pearltrees is a visual bookmarking tool that I first tried nearly five years ago.

Pearltrees - Visually Organize and Share Collections of Files and Links

Over the years it has changed in response to feedback from its users. One of those changes was a transition from free-form webs of related files and links to its current format of visual squares and folders. I'm a big fan of the current format. PearlTrees: Social Bookmarking introduces Teams. About Pearltrees. Founding principles. Patrice Lamothe, CEO of Pearltrees, November 2008 A short description of Pearltrees Pearltrees is a collaborative project enabling Internet users to become editors of the Web, i.e. to visualize, organize and share their navigations.

Founding principles

By building their own Web, they collectively build the living map of the entire Web. Context The development of content creation, sharing and discussion sites has radically transformed the practice of Internet users. The web's third frontier. Patrice Lamothe, CEO of Pearltrees October 22, 2010 Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development.

The web's third frontier

One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Why Social Beats Search. That's a controversial post headline and I don't mean that social will always beat search, but there's a rising chorus out there about "content farms" and search optimized content creation that is worth touching on.

Why Social Beats Search

Arrington started it when he posted about "the end of hand crafted content". Richard MacManus penned a similar post the same day called "Content Farms: Why Media, Blogs, and Google should be worried". And over the weekend, Paul Kedrosky addressed the issue of search spam in his quest to find the perfect dishwasher. Pearltrees. Pearltrees - Visually Organize and Share Collections of Files and Links. Pearltrees is a visual bookmarking tool that I first tried nearly five years ago.

Pearltrees - Visually Organize and Share Collections of Files and Links

Over the years it has changed in response to feedback from its users. One of those changes was a transition from free-form webs of related files and links to its current format of visual squares and folders. I'm a big fan of the current format. Social Networking, Pearltrees & Curation can increase Hubpages Traffic. How do the Numbers Add up Statistically here, using Pearltrees I've increased my traffic levels here, using Pearltrees significantly, in the short 5 months I've been a writer for hubpages.

Social Networking, Pearltrees & Curation can increase Hubpages Traffic

Pearltrees rolls out V1.0 with its Premium Membership. Just a few months after we sat down with Pearltrees CEO Patrice LaMothe for an interview about their topping of the US iPhone AppStore, Pearltrees have today announced that their social library has launched it’s v1.0, and is rolling out the long-awaited business model. Pearltrees’ launch is decorated with a few interesting figures: 700,000 collaborators creating 30 million pearls, which attracted 2 million UVs this past month.

Currently, any pearl that is created is available for public eyes: your list of tech blogs, photos of your trip to Spain, etc. LaMothe says that users love the social library, but many would like to be able to create private trees. Potential premium users include businesses, who may want Pearltrees structuring system, as well as access to 30 million available pearls, but don’t want their internal, private pearls to be visible to others. Given that the company has raised a total of $11.9M over the past few years, this may be good news for investors. Pearltrees On The Internet map. The map of the Internet Like any other map, The Internet map is a scheme displaying objects’ relative position; but unlike real maps (e.g. the map of the Earth) or virtual maps (e.g. the map of Mordor), the objects shown on it are not aligned on a surface. Mathematically speaking, The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet.

Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other. Charges and springs. Pearltrees on Facebook. Pearltrees on twitter.

Pearltrees - YouTube. Google+ Communities & Pearltrees. Pearltrees - sharing socially with Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter. Pearltrees - Add-ons. Pearltrees Add-on For Firefox. Pearltrees - Extension. Button Design (Cherry Round) Pearltrees introduces meaning. Pearltrees introduces Remix.