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Curation Becomes Social: Pearltrees Launches 'Team' Version. Posted by Tom Foremski - December 7, 2010 [For much of this year I have been working with Pearltrees, which offers a visual web site curation service based on the visual metaphor of 'pearls' please see below for an example.]

We are exploring possibilities with the Team approach. It's exciting to watch the Pearltree being organised in real time by another member of the team. It's intimate! – pauljacobson

Pearltrees this week launched a "Team" version of its curation service that allows groups of people to collaborate on curating a topic.

Curation Becomes Social: Pearltrees Launches 'Team' Version

Up until now each Pearltree was the responsibility of one person. Alexia Tsotsis at Techcrunch reported: Ideally this goes down as such: You really care about fashion so you search for fashion in the Pearltrees search box and are confronted with really elaborate visual cluster displays of fashion blogs, each blog its own “pearl.” Pearltrees is part of a growing number of companies that offer curation services.

In addition, pre-fetching of web site content means that it is possible to browse a Pearltree faster than surfing from site to site. A reporter, for example, could grab that media kit Pearltree and use it in preparing a report. 4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web. Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur.

4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web

He is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. Where is the relevant material?

Where are the best columns and content offerings? The solution on the horizon is curation. In the past 90 days alone, there has been an explosion of new software offerings that are the early leaders in the curation tools category. 1. Storify co-founder Burt Herman worked as a reporter for the Associated Press during a 12-year career, six of those in news management as a bureau chief and supervising correspondent. At the AP, editors sending messages to reporters asking them to do a story would regularly write, “Can u pls storify?” Storify is currently invite only. 2. 3. 5 Tools for Building a Next-Generation 'Hybrid' Class Website. [Nicholas C.

5 Tools for Building a Next-Generation 'Hybrid' Class Website

Martin is a visiting professor at American University and the United Nations University for Peace. He is also co-founder and president of TechChange, an organization that trains leaders to leverage emerging technologies for sustainable social change. TechChange specializes in creating “next-generation” e-learning content, tools and communities. You can follow him on Twitter at @TechChange. --@jbj] Last month, I co-taught a course at American University’s School of International Service entitled ”Applications of Technology for Peacebuilding.” 10 European Startups To Watch in 2011.

When you hear Silicon Valley discuss the European startup scene it’s often negatively.

10 European Startups To Watch in 2011

Some say that the investors aren’t brave enough, some say the entrepreneurs aren’t bold enough. Whether there’s any truth in these accusations or not, the fact is that there are startups across Europe that are brimming with original ideas and creativity. Following on from our 10 Exciting European Startups from 2010, here are 10 startups to look out for in 2011. Pearltrees Visitors to the LeWeb conference last month couldn’t have failed to spot Pearltrees.

Pearltrees makes organising groups of links to content incredibly easy. Recent additions to the service include real-time group collaboration and a touch-screen based interface which will be ported to the iPad soon. Planely The idea behind Planely is a certainly niche one, but the Danish startup could well be onto something that frequent air travellers will love. Geomium LikeOurselves Storific Datasift SuperMarmite Viewdle Screach Shutl. 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.