Futurs for pearltrees...
PEARLTREES, et si c'était l'outil de curation par excellence ?
Mardi 14 février business - 14 février 2012 :: 07:57 :: Par Eric Le service de « social curation » français Pearltrees vient de boucler son quatrième tour de table, avec cette fois une levée record dans sa jeune histoire : 5 millions d’euros.
A few weeks ago now, I posted an opinion piece on Technorati titled, ' Why Social Media Curation Matters '. Following this I received quite a lot of feedback and it’s thanks to one of these comments – posted by on my blog – that I was led to Pearltrees . In addition to this, I was also motivated to re-evaluate my position on the subject of curation and take a closer look at what I perceived that to be. At first I made the rather naïve assumption that the difference between Pearltrees and the services I’d discussed in my previous articles both here and on my blog , was purely aesthetic – Pearltrees has a beautifully designed Flash interface. However, as I delved further into the service, and further contemplated readers' feedback, I began to realise that there were actually some fundamental differences both in the approach of the developers and in my perception of curation.
Users team for pearltrees future
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.
Nous les geeks… on aime les outsiders. Et comme tout ceux de notre génération (ou presque), nous étions « Fans » des premiers Macbooks et iMac. Fans car cela était contraire à la suprématie du géant Microsoft.
A new web paradigm: Pearltrees A few days ago I found out about an application that threw me off my chair: Pearltrees.com . The reason is that I have been discussing a similar concept around me for a few months – without taking any serious step towards implementing it -. So here I was, contemplating the execution of the idea and going through a range of emotions when I discovered in more details the way they designed the application. Not to mention the irony of their being French. After using it for a few days, I believe Pearltrees could change the way we browse the web.