A tech blogger's opinion of Pearltrees. 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: Why Pearltrees? 6 reasons to use Pearltrees. Pearltrees is the first and largest social curation community on the Internet.
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. Bookmarks: Soon Obsolete? 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. If you want to save something, there's a wide variety of tools that help you do so, but most people use the bookmarking feature built into their browsers, or social bookmarking sites.
But now there's a conspicuously innovative new option. The service is functionally similar in some ways to social bookmarking sites, but its core function is "curation," which Wikipedia defines as the "selection, preservation, maintenance, and collection and archiving of digital assets. " How Pearltrees is Beneficial. Pearltrees is a social curation tool.
It lets you organize, discover and share the stuff you like on the web. How does it work? 1. Pearl the stuff you like on the Web. New Interface "Meaning". Content and file curation and sharing platform Pearltrees has been updated today with new features that include ‘Meaning’, a new organization system.
‘Meaning’ is based on a traditional grid and allows users to drag and drop content into collections that can be shared with others and collaborated on with real-time synchronization. Pearltrees tells us that it hopes the new layout will encourage more collaboration between users. The company may have a point – a conventional grid could well take less time for new users to adapt to than Pearltrees’ old ‘tree of pearls‘ look that it moved away from earlier this year, even if it’s not quite as unique to look at.
The France-based company’s video below shows Meaning in action: Meanwhile, Pearltrees’ mobile apps on iOS and Android have been updated with new features including a ‘tunable interest feed’ that delivers personalized content recommendations to your account.