Media Isn't What It Used to Be- Digital Anywhere, Anyone, Anyway
Sorting and Shuffling Pearltrees Within this "media" category as need by, as a whim, or with a reason. The way I want to look at things do not fall into a linear progression of pearltrees and pearls.
Interactions between methods of content acquisition, data manipulation, distribution, devices, use, hybrids, (more) are impossible to interconnect within the restrictions of the amount of pearls and how the pearls connect to each other in pearltrees today.
One pearl could fit in many multiple pearltrees. Pearltrees restrict the number of pearls in a pearltree. You can only have so many pearls in a pearltree and the system as it is today, will not allow you to drop another pearl over that number, and you have to tether it to another pearl or create a pearltree. As well, the pearltree site suggests reorganization if they feel the pearls as organized may not be good for some screens. (I'm not complaining, appreciate the service and understand the position, and the site is young but promising!)
That said, in relationship to looking at the media landscape...
Back to the media pearl here.
It's the nature of media convergence, disruption, and other variables where it is impossible to place one company under one category or look at it from one perspective if you want to see the big picture or micro-picture. Plus, not enough time/hours in the day to reshuffle pearls based on every product release, innovation, strategy, partnership or situation. The semantics, or industry terminology changes quickly too.
Some items are placed in the wrong 'category' you might think, but there because there might be a reason to consider what might happen if they were in this space, or maybe they.....
The rest of that sentence is left to you...
The pearls are my visual cues, or reminders, or prompts for me....and your related pearltrees or pearls will be all the more interesting organized in a totally different way.
I'm not endorsing companies here, just following them (or an aspect, or even just one 'thought' is of interest), nor even endorsing concepts in reports or in the news or other pearltree content.
Perceptions have their place, and facts often have different editorial spins. There's always the hype, smoke and mirrors. They can take on a life of their own, good or bad...
Who knows what will happen here, and if I'll keep pearling or have time. Time is already challenging me here, and will see if sporadic pearling has value. Plus, I can't pearl on a 'public' channel in a manner that might be best for my needs.
This (app - pearltrees) reminds me in one way of a site I saw a number of years ago at the 3wc conference in Scotland - called trexy.com (wasn't visual) which I thought was interesting and had merit...but wasn't exactly what I personally needed, but there was something there, and there's something 'there' here at pearltrees.
So, we'll see....
For now, having a preference for visual cues, I appreciate a little organization in my disorganization.
p.s.Off the 'media' subject...but about how folks are organizing pearls. Thought a little bit about pearls used as a storytelling, storyboards, or educational tool, pearls of disruption, and pearls of disinformation, and of course pearl spam. Nothing new...but it does make it interesting to see how the different apps or sites develop.