On last Friday’s episode of her daily live Web series “Very VH1 with Kate Spencer,” the host announced she was undertaking an unprecedented experiment: having a conversation with four guests. “We’re going to try it once and see how it goes,” she warned. “It could be a total disaster or it could be magical.”
Pinterest , a two-year-old social bookmarking site that lets users collect and share things they like on the web, is driving increasingly significant amounts of traffic to retailers' websites.
A single minute may be barely enough time to construct a rational thought, but it’s time enough for social media denizens to inundate the web with their status updates, tweets, checkins, and photos.
Perhaps you won't believe me since it's my job to spread the gospel of curation as the Chief Evangelist of Pearltrees, but I think curation is here to stay. These are the reasons why I believe this is the case. This year there has been a tremendous amount of buzz in Silicon Valley about curation.
Updated : Path and Pinterest are probably two of the hottest social services right now, racking up millions of users and generating an ocean of favorable coverage.
Two content curation sites that have been around for a little while but suddenly seem to be very much a part of the web 2.0 zeitgeist are Pinterest and Pearltrees .
It's no secret that the Internet loves Pinterest .
Social curation startup Pearltrees has just sealed a deal for €5 million (around $6.6 million), all in the name of creating a better interest graph. Much is being made in current social media circles of the “interest graph” concept, which is more about what you know than who you know, and which purportedly has strong connections to purchase intent and other matters of concern to online marketers. Put differently, while social networks like Facebook focus on what you have in common with your friends and how you react to friends’ recommendations, interest graph-based models (like the ones behind Pinterest, GetGlue or Foodspotting ) make social connections based on shared interests, not the other way around.