New 2 Do. The Curation Buzz... And PearlTrees -SVW. Posted by Tom Foremski - April 12, 2010 My buddy Dave Galbraith is the first person I remember to first start talking about curation and the Internet, several years ago.
He even named his company Curations, and created a tool/site for curation: Wists. And his site SmashingTelly - is great example of curation, a hand-picked collection of great videos. Today, much is written about curation and the Internet but it all seems mostly talk because we don't really have the tools we need. Curation seems to be just a new way to describe things like blogging and "Editor's Picks. " Robert Scoble writes about The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators "... who does curation? Reading Robert Scoble's post on curation, it almost seemed as if he were describing PearlTrees, a company I've recently been working with in an advisory role, when he talks about "info atoms and molecules. " ...what are info atoms? A New Web Paradigm: Pearltrees.
Techmamas - Curating the Best of Tech and Social Media for Families. Many people search the web, read content every day and share that content.
While advances in search technology has made finding information easier and easier, saving and organizing information in a way that captures a story or conversation can still be very challenging. I just posted on Techmamas.com about my first experience with Pearltrees.com; I was on a Traveling Geeks trip to LeWeb and Pearltrees was one of the French companies we met. Being a visual person, the Pearltrees online application offered me the tools to capture and organize online information in a visual format that also reflected the storyline behind the issue being discussed. I decided that my next step was to use it and see what happens.
What happened – is that adding content to Pearltrees became part of my daily workflow. I easily created Pearltrees for conversations, issues and topic areas I am researching. A Pearltree is made up of Pearls. Here are some examples of how I have used Pearltrees so far: 1. 2. 3. Pearltrees of wisdom. Image by: wilgengebroaed Social Networking is one of the most talked about subjects on the web and more people are looking at new ways of engaging with people.
With Facebook being the largest of the networking sites I wondered what other sites would be useful to consider and this is when I came across pearltrees.com with more than 100,000 unique visitors per month to the site and approaching 10,000,000 page views. Unlike Facebook and other networking sites Pearltrees does not have a running news-feed but operates more as a mind map that people can look into and share with ease. Here is a video to sum up what the idea behind it is. I have been playing around with Pearltrees for a while now and I have found it very intuitive to use, it is very easy to collect information and add it to your own tree.
I also found there to be a lot of support and advice about different subjects available to the user. Another appealing aspect of Pearltrees. Have you used Pearltrees before? No related posts. Pearltrees squared. Angry / disappointed users. Destinations PT2 Sucks Teammembers. December PT2 Convo. Bookmarx Quest. PEARLTREES et son utilisation avancée. Start... Pt 2.0 WTF?!!! Pearltrees Alternatives. What to Do? Utilize HTML RDF Data. Beyond pearltrees... Pétition pour le retour du format de Pearltrees v1. Pearltrees 2 ça craint de ouf ! Pearltrees Radically Redesigns Its Online Curation Service To Reach A Wider Audience. Pearltrees, the Paris-based online curation service that launched in late 2009, was always known for its rather quirky Flash-based interface that allowed you to organize web bookmarks, photos, text snippets and documents into a mindmap-like structure.
For users who got that metaphor, it was a very powerful service, but its interface also presented a barrier to entry for new users. Today, the company is launching a radical redesign that does away with most of the old baggage of Pearltrees 1.0. Gone are the Flash dependency, the tree diagrams, the little round pearls that represented your content and most everything else from the old interface. Here is what Pearltrees 1.0 looked like: And here is the new version: Pearltrees’ mission is still to allow you to organize everything you want on the service (in that respect, it almost competes with Evernote). 3.
“We took what everybody liked about the old version and put it into a visualization that everybody could grasp right away,” Lamothe said.