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A few weeks ago, I met Patrice Lamothe who showed me his newest product, called Pearltrees which I found had a pretty interesting and different interface. Just what is Pearltrees?
By Martin at December 9, 2009 | 10:45 pm | Print
Pearltrees is a site that enables you to submit pearls which are websites, into a pearl tree. The unique concept of this website is to meet others with the same interests, and to locate similar topics of interests.
I’ve never been in the same room with so many Internet stars and CEOs. Even a Queen and French Minister were there! Yep, I’ve been entranced by LeWeb09 for the past two days.
After trying out Pearltrees today, I have to say I’m incredibly impressed. It was featured on CNN.com as a possible next big thing on the web and since its beta launched on Wednesday, there has been massive scrutiny in the online world over its social-network-meets-categorized-mind-map-bookmarking style. The webhounds have definitely stirred and are barking up this flash-based (pearl)tree.
Social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon or Delicio.us are great for finding interesting, quirky content. But the hunt is on for something better. One example: The just-launched PearlTrees , which allows you to lump and organize your links into network graphs.
Since the Web first came online in 1991, it has grown and improved beyond anyone's predictions. Unlike the gray background, mono-spaced text and ugly graphics on the Web in those early years, today's Web is rich with video, interactive applications and other useful and distracting goodies.
The social curation website Pearltrees just released Update 0.7.3 that has the following new features :
Early last year I was chatting to Le Laissez Faire , my go-to-guy for all things networked, about his vision for the web.
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Paris-based entrepreneur Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry is covering the Le Web conference for us this year. Follow him on Twitter for more updates.
Opinion June 19, 2010 07:00 AM ET Computerworld - Since the Web first came online in 1991, it has grown and improved beyond anyone's predictions.
It's rare to look at a bookmarking tool and feel convinced that it's going to win a design award. Pearltrees is such a product. The French site offers us a new way to explore and contextualize the web.
If you're capable of seeing past the old stones of Paris and the picturesque rural villages, you'll realize that France is every bit as technologically advanced as any other Western country - more so in some areas.
Social bookmarking sites like Delicious are useful for collecting bookmarks, but they don't allow users to really draw connections and tell stories. That's where curation-focused services like Pearltrees and Trailmeme come in.
Pearltrees lunch June 2010