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Pearltrees makes Web curation a joy with its 'magical' new iPad app

Pearltrees makes Web curation a joy with its 'magical' new iPad app
Not many tech CEOs would have the guts to describe their products as “magical” and as delivering “pure happiness”, but that’s exactly how Pearltrees‘ Patrice Lamothe describes the startup’s iPad app released today. You know what? He may just be right. Pearltrees is a service that takes a visual approach to Web curation. Launched late last year with its browser-based version, it allows you to create networks of ‘pearls’ on screen. Everything’s public on Pearltrees, so searching for ‘iPhone’, for example, will bring up all the iPhone-relates pearltrees created by 200,000 users the service has amassed so far. Now the iPad app brings a whole new dimension to both curation and content discovery. As with the browser-based version, all the pearltrees you create are public, meaning that you’re contributing to a huge ‘interest graph’ that Pearltrees is building up behind the scenes. That’s where the discovery element of the app comes in. Related:  Pearltreespamblasingamebrown

Pearltrees Brings Your Interest Graph' to the iPad One of the more buzzword-y buzzwords in Silicon Valley right now is the "interest graph," which is supposed to connect people and the topics that they're interested in. Lots of startups promise to tap into the interest graph, but Pearltrees CEO Patrice Lamothe says a new app from his startup is "maybe the first time you actually see an interest graph." The new feature, which Lamothe variously describes as "visual discovery" (his pitch to the tech press) and "related interests" (what it's actually called in the app), is included in the just-launched iPad application from the previously Web-only company. Related interests have also been added to the Pearltrees website, but Lamothe is clearly more excited by the iPad version—he warned that the Web experience probably isn't quite as good. That kind of self-deprecation from a startup CEO is a little strange, except that the Pearltrees iPad app is pretty impressive.

Pearltrees Brings Visual Content Curation And Discovery Platform To The iPad Content curation and mapping service Pearltrees is launching a dedicated iPad app today to allow users to cultivate and share their interests from the web on the tablet device. For background, Pearltrees is a visual social bookmarking service that allows users to organize, discover and share everything they like on the web. Content can be dragged and dropped into Pearltrees and the service will organize this via a string of ‘pearls,’ which can then be moved around, organized and shared. Launched in December 2009, Pearltrees has gathered more than 10 million pearls. The company has says it has been growing at average rate of 15% month over month, with over half a million visits in September. Considering the visual nature of the iPad, Pearltrees founder Patrice Lamothe says that the device is a natural home for Pearltrees. The app also includes a real-time collaborative curation feature that let users spontaneously team-up with others on their favorite topics.

* Pearltrees: Una herramienta para organizar, compartir, encontrar y visualizar información Herramientas que nos faciliten el trabajo hay millones en la red, pero de vez en cuando se encuentran algunas que reúnen las cualidades que buscamos. Este es el caso de Pearltress un servicio gratuito que permite organizar la información que resulta de nuestra exploración en la red y a la vez funciona como marcador social, lo que la diferencia de otras herramientas de este tipo, es que utiliza la metáfora de una árbol de perlas para facilitar la categorización de los temas, los que a su vez se pueden subdividir mediante ramas. De este modo, se obtiene una visualización de nuestra información en una suerte de mapa conceptual muy didáctico. Pearltress se suma ahora a mis herramientas favoritas para curación de contenidos, pero puede ser de gran utilidad en otras áreas como las educativas donde se puede usar para hacer mapas conceptuales multimedia ya que cada perla puede contener un URL, una foto o una nota. Características Me gusta: Me gusta Cargando...

The New Pearltrees iPad App Enables A New Kind of Content Curation I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it. Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit. But it not quick and easy to consume. Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use Scoop.it as a pass through. Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing. I was taught NOT to pass through links on Scoop.it early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Bryan is correct that some curators new to Scoop.it haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. For my part I always identify my Scoop.it links, probably about half the content I Tweet and about a quarter of my G+ shares. When you follow or consistently share content from a great curator on Scooop.it you begin to understand HOW they shape the subjects they curate. So, sorry you are sad to see Scoop.it links and understand your frustration. Marty Via Martin (Marty) Smith

CASE - A teacher in social media - Pearltrees Mo­biluck in BETT 2013 — CASE - A teacher in social media - Pearltrees “So, how did Pearl­trees win me over?” This time I thought I could write about Pearl­trees from a teacher’s per­spec­tive. I started to use the web cu­ra­tion tool Pearl­trees dur­ing my au­tumn hol­i­day (in 2012) and I’m still amazed by the pos­si­bil­i­ties it has to of­fer. It was the head teacher of our up­per sec­ondary school Kari Ra­jala who first in­tro­duced me to so­cial me­dia. In­spired by Timo Ilomäki and other tweet­ers’ pro­lific use of Scoop.it, I de­cided next to ex­plore the world of cu­ra­tion. So, how did Pearl­trees win me over? To sign up to Pearl­trees all you need is an email ad­dress. You can search for ”sim­i­lar pearl­trees” any­where in the pro­gram. In essence, Pearl­trees al­lows the user to make a per­sonal col­lec­tion of the in­ter­net and struc­ture it at one’s own will (mind map­ping). 10 tips for teachers: Make Pearl­trees your own pro­fes­sional dig­i­tal li­brary.

Pearltrees: Slick Social Bookmarking and Curation Tool Now on iPad WHAT: A web-based and iPad application to organize and curate your social life online. Users collect, or bookmark, web pages, tweets, Google+ posts and more, and arrange them in pearls or pearltrees. A pearl holds anything interesting you find on the web with a URL. Users can write editorials that explain the pearltree's purpose to effectively attract visitors. LAUNCHER: Patrice Lamothe, founder and CEO. WHY: Everyone consumes content online, but there's no easy way to curate all your content across several websites and social networks. BACKSTORY: Pearltrees first launched as website, but when the iPad came out, Patrice realized that the tablet is a "natural and a perfect fit." BUSINESS MODEL: Freemium. "Users want to share publicly, but also would like to have the ability to create feeds of people using private pearl trees." ON LAUNCHING iPAD APP: "People have a very intimate relationship with content on the ipad," Patrice says. CUSTOMERS/GROWTH: 200K registered users.

Pearltrees for iPad Pearltrees - a collaborative web curation tool Pearltrees (iPad app, myös: PC ja Mac) Entäpä jos nettisivut olisivat pieniä pallukoita, joita voisit ryhmitellä mielin määrin? Voisit selata jokaista ryhmää erikseen tai siirtyä haluamallesi sivulle yhdellä painalluksella. Tieto olisi kaikille avointa ja sitä voitaisiin jäsennellä myös yhdessä. Pearltrees tekee tämän mahdolliseksi. Muuta nettisivut (tai kuvat tai muistiinpanot) "helmiksi" ja luo omia "helmipuita", joiden sisällön ja muodon päätät itse. Mielestäni Pearltrees on erinomainen ohjelma mm. web curation -toimintaan helpon käyttöliittymänsä ansiosta. P.S.

Pearltrees Launches iPad App That Lets Users Connect Through Their Curated Interests Posted by Tom Foremski - October 11, 2011 (Pearltrees is a consulting client.) Pearltrees, a French-based curation platform, today released an iPad app that lets users easily explore the curated collections of websites created by more than 200,000 people, via a unique visual and touch interface that serves a discovery engine based on interests. The company has the world's largest community of online curators on its platform. The free application takes full advantage of the iPad's touch interface to enable users to quickly discover collections of websites with simple swipes of their finger. "This is the first time that you can see an interest graph in action," said Patrice Lamothe, CEO and co-founder of Pearltrees. Pearltrees is betting that many people are suffering from social network fatigue and the many chores of online relationship management. The iPad app can be downloaded here. And here is a screen cast, you really have to see it because it's a very visual app. About Pearltrees:

The Long-Term Effects Of Skipping Your Homework Not every student loves reading, there’s no argument on that. We’ve talked about a lot of resources for learning to read and making reading fun and easy for students, but we haven’t really talked about where that reading fits in to the larger picture of a students’ education. Though the information in the infographic below isn’t very new (the reference notes 1987), the numbers still hold true. A student who reads 20 minutes per day will read 1,800,000 words by the end of the sixth grade, compared with a student who reads one minute per day, who will read only 8,000 words. I think this lesson is important for adults, too. (Thanks to the Perry Lecompton School District in Perry, KS, for the infographic!)

Google + devrait s’enamourer des Pearltrees-like ou l’avenir du shopping drag and drop Citoyens ! Les commentaires vont bon train concernant Google + . Pour ma part, pas d’énormes révolutions de mes propres usages, pour la simple et bonne raison que l’étape 1 de la propagation de Google + repose sur une notion désormais hyperstatique : le carnets d’adresse. A la différence près que si les MySpace ou autres Facebook ont pu recruter sans avoir à justifier de services additionnels révolutionnaires (“log and see”), Google + arrive après une phase de maturation des réseaux sociaux vers le grand public, et de façon internationale. Il manque cette dimension dynamique dans l’acquisition des publics ; on pourrait presque parier que les prochains grands succès des médias sociaux n’auront pas lieu seulement via une contamination d’adresses emails mais par de véritables “missions” ou “call to actions” demandés aux utilisateurs prospects. La seule vraie révolution “utilisateur” qu’on peut voir poindre est probablement la dimension “drag and drop”.

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