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A collection of sources suggesting best practices for "the history," "how to use," and "when to use" Pearltrees.

Pearltrees. Pearltrees Extension. Will there be an iPad and/or iPhone version of Pearltrees in the near future? Pearltrees Gets a New Look, New Features and New Premium Tiers. Pearltrees, the social curation service that helps you organise Web content, photos and notes (‘pearls’) into mindmap-style ‘trees’, is today unveiling a new look, new features for paying users and revised pro account tiers.

Pearltrees Gets a New Look, New Features and New Premium Tiers

Pearltrees was launched in December 2010 and now boasts two million monthly active users, collecting over 50,000 links every day. The new UI, codenamed ‘Asimov’ by the French startup, is designed to provide a coherent, simpler experience across the Web, iOS and a forthcoming Android version. There’s nothing enormously different about it, although there’s now an Apple-style ‘dock’ at the bottom of the page for universal options and a subtly more friendly look that uses responsive design to optimize the layout for different screen sizes. The updated iOS version, which will be available as soon as it’s approved by Apple, promises to get rid of one my biggest bugbears when it comes to curation apps – the Safari bookmarklet.

New online storytelling tools: Curating/collaborating with Pearltrees. Pearltrees could be an interesting take on curated and collaborative storytelling.

New online storytelling tools: Curating/collaborating with Pearltrees

I discovered the site via Mo Krochmal, who hade made a paella tree using the Flash tool, and I liked the idea so much I wanted to try it out. Basically, Pearltrees allows users to collaborate on just about anything that exists online. I’ve found everything on there from beauty tips to nude photography, to political debate, all available to be updated in real time by multiple users. So it should be fairly simple to adapt as a way of telling a story online, in the same way you can use Prezi for visualisations. I installed the Firefox addon for Pearltrees, which lets me add web pages, and then had to pick a topic. I tried to group topics and themes together, so information like maps, Wikipedia and TruKnowledge are linked pearls. As a storytelling tool I like it. [Update: Overnight my Pearltree on Cardiff had accrued 65 hits. Patrice Lamothe - CEO & Co-Founder @ Pearltrees. People who follow this profile also follow Skip General Partner @ CrunchFund Facebook is an online social networking service that enables its users to connect with friends and family as well as make new connections.

Patrice Lamothe - CEO & Co-Founder @ Pearltrees

Foursquare is a geo-technology platform that helps people explore the world with Foursquare/Swarm and powers Pinpoint's ad tech solutions. Co-chair & Trustee @ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Founder & CEO @ Square. How does or will Pearltrees make money? Pearltrees Gives Itself A Visual Refresh With New Customization Options, Major Redesign Coming Soon. Pearltrees, the Paris-based curation and discovery service, just launched a new version of its web and mobile apps.

Pearltrees Gives Itself A Visual Refresh With New Customization Options, Major Redesign Coming Soon

The update introduces a visual refresh with full-screen images that now automatically appear as backgrounds for all of your pearltrees – the mind map-like tree structures that you use for organizing your collections on the site. While the service previously featured a very abstract representation of the bookmarks, images, texts and other items you save on the site, the new version now shows you more realistic ‘pearls.” Social curation finds an audience: Pearltrees reaches 10M pageviews. With its slick visual interface for bookmarking content, Pearltrees is unique enough that I’ve been both impressed and slightly skeptical that a mass audience will actually use it.

Social curation finds an audience: Pearltrees reaches 10M pageviews

But it looks like the site has found plenty of users. The French startup just announced that it crossed two big milestones in March: It has more than 100,000 users curating links, and it received more than 10 million pageviews. Not only does that show the concept is resonating, but it also suggests Pearltrees could reach the scale where it can build a real business around advertising or by offering premium accounts for publishers. Pearltrees: discover, organize and share your stuff easily. Pearltrees is a fantastic web2.0 tool .

Pearltrees: discover, organize and share your stuff easily

Education Technology - theory and practice: Pearltrees for teachers. Year 2012 last post is a guest post from Finnish teacher Tommi Viljakainen.

Education Technology - theory and practice: Pearltrees for teachers

He is a teacher in Elimäki lower and upper secondary school. He teaches English, French and P.E. He is also interested in social media, iPad and the future of education. Using Pearltrees to Differentiate Instruction. Techmamas – Curating the Best of Tech and Social Media for Families. Many people search the web, read content every day and share that content.

Techmamas – Curating the Best of Tech and Social Media for Families

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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

How to use Pearltrees (beta 0.8.2) Product Reviews on EdSurge. Pearltrees allows anyone to organize their interests in an easily customizable and searchable way.

Product Reviews on EdSurge

Users upload items or link to them from the internet, and can connect with their friends and others who share similar interest. PearlTrees better than bookmarking for organizing stuff online. 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. But even after all these years, the way we find, navigate and save content on the Web works pretty much like it always did.

Here’s a page with text. Some of the words are hyperlinked, so when you click on them, you open another page. Content Curation with PearlTrees. Note: This post is also cross-posted over at the EasyBib blog. I’ve written and spoken before about the essential skill (a literacy according to Howard Rheingold) of students not only being able to collect content from their network(s), but to curate what’s collected. Just like a museum curator pours over artifacts to find the very best to display, we should also do the same not just for our own professional resources, but see it as an obligation to model it for our students. 9 lessons about the web and business from Pearltrees, the or.

Pearltrees is a French startup that wants to change the way we organise the web. Describing how it works would lead you to believe that it’s another social bookmarking site, which would do them injustice. Most of the social bookmarks are organized either alphabetically or chronologically, which doesn’t do much good when you try to retrieve stuff later.

Also, due to how most social bookmarking sites were designed, they’ve become more like a curated list of the hottest headlines out there right now, and about what Mashable calls “velocity” – the question: how fast is this thing spreading? What problem does Pearltrees solve?