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Pearltrees of wisdom

Pearltrees of wisdom
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 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. I have been playing around with Pearltrees for a while now and I have found it very intuitive to use, it is very easy to collect information and add it to your own tree. I also found there to be a lot of support and advice about different subjects available to the user. Another appealing aspect of Pearltrees. Have you used Pearltrees before? No related posts.

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Peartrees: Multi-dimensional Curation 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.

online learning insights Educators in the United States face not one but two skill gaps – the gap in skills high school seniors have when they start college and the second, when college graduates begin their first job and are not prepared to do the job they were hired for. This week I bookmarked [using Pearltrees] articles that provide a fresh perspective on these problems along with potential solutions. And just how big are these gaps? The Curation Buzz... And PearlTrees -SVW Posted by Tom Foremski - April 12, 2010 My buddy Dave Galbraith is the first person I remember to first start talking about curation and the Internet, several years ago. He even named his company Curations, and created a tool/site for curation: Wists. And his site SmashingTelly - is great example of curation, a hand-picked collection of great videos. Today, much is written about curation and the Internet but it all seems mostly talk because we don't really have the tools we need.

Pearltrees : un concurrent à Google ? 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. Maintenant qu’Apple atteint une taille critique, c’est à son tour de subir les foudres de la presse et des « geekous » que nous sommes sur divers aspects de la politique Steve Jobienne. Il en va de même pour Google qui au début avait tout les suffrages (contrairement à ses rivaux de l’époque tels que : Altavista ou Yahoo!) et qui maintenant subit le courroux vengeur de sa super-puissance.

Pearltrees on The Internet map The map of the Internet Like any other map, The Internet map is a scheme displaying objects’ relative position; but unlike real maps (e.g. the map of the Earth) or virtual maps (e.g. the map of Mordor), the objects shown on it are not aligned on a surface. Mathematically speaking, The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other. Charges and springs

Techmamas - Curating the Best of Tech and Social Media for Families 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 about my first experience with; 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.

What the heck is an interest graph? Pearltrees raises $6.6M to show us Social curation startup Pearltrees has just sealed a deal for €5 million (around $6.6 million), all in the name of creating a better interest graph. Much is being made in current social media circles of the “interest graph” concept, which is more about what you know than who you know, and which purportedly has strong connections to purchase intent and other matters of concern to online marketers. Put differently, while social networks like Facebook focus on what you have in common with your friends and how you react to friends’ recommendations, interest graph-based models (like the ones behind Pinterest, GetGlue or Foodspotting) make social connections based on shared interests, not the other way around. “Pearltrees has leveraged social curation to create an open and collaborative interest graph of the Web,” said Pearltrees CEO Patrice Lamothe in a release. “As a consequence, Pearltrees harnesses the power of people to organize and discover the most valuable content on the web”, he said.

Pearltrees Radically Redesigns Its Online Curation Service To Reach A Wider Audience Pearltrees, the Paris-based online curation service that launched in late 2009, was always known for its rather quirky Flash-based interface that allowed you to organize web bookmarks, photos, text snippets and documents into a mindmap-like structure. For users who got that metaphor, it was a very powerful service, but its interface also presented a barrier to entry for new users. Today, the company is launching a radical redesign that does away with most of the old baggage of Pearltrees 1.0.