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Pearltrees on Facebook

Pearltrees on Facebook
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Founding principles Patrice Lamothe, CEO of Pearltrees, November 2008 A short description of Pearltrees Pearltrees is a collaborative project enabling Internet users to become editors of the Web, i.e. to visualize, organize and share their navigations. By building their own Web, they collectively build the living map of the entire Web. Context The development of content creation, sharing and discussion sites has radically transformed the practice of Internet users. However, the democratization of creation has not led to the democratization of access to this content. This imbalance between democratic content creation and centralized access to content poses one of the main barriers to the development of the Web. As spectators, Web users cannot find their way through the mass of content that is of interest to themAs creators, Web users are obliged to engage in disseminating and referencing activities, far removed from their real interests, if they want to attract the audience their content deserves.

Pearltrees beta 0.8.5 : communiquez ! | Industry News: Online Content Curation Pearltrees beta 0.8.5 propose deux nouvelles fonctionnalités de communication : l’édito pour présenter vos pearltreesles messages privés pour échanger plus discrètement et plus directement. Un éditorial pour chacun de vos pearltrees : L’éditorial vous permet de guider les gens dans vos pearltrees. Astuce : Bientôt, votre édito sera pris en compte dans les recherches. Les messages privés, comment ça marche ? Tous vos messages privés sont regroupés sur votre pearltree racine, sous la mention “messages privés” de la fenêtre de détail. Tout le monde à maintenant les moyens de présenter et d’échanger sur ses passions. Link to Original >

10 European Startups To Watch in 2011 When you hear Silicon Valley discuss the European startup scene it’s often negatively. 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

501st Legion: Vader's Fist The web's third frontier Patrice Lamothe, CEO of Pearltrees October 22, 2010 Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development. One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Functional explanations emphasize the “real time web,” collaborative systems such as Wave, and the growth of localized social networks such as Foursquare. These technical explanations argue that the interconnectivity of data is the most significant current development. Although these explanations are both pertinent and intriguing, none of them offers an analytical framework for assessing the developments that are now underway. In contrast, other explanations are far too broad to serve any useful purpose. How can the web’s development be understood? The web represents a compendium of technical resources, functionalities and usages, and it cannot be reduced to just one of these dimensions. The founding principles 1- Allow anyone to access any type of document

Prenez le temps de découvrir Pearltrees | PRland par Eric Mailla Comme toujours depuis 2 ans, c’est sur Twitter que j’ai entendu parler de Pearltrees . Et comme toujours depuis… toujours, j’y suis allé sans me poser de question, j’ai créé mon profil, relié les 2 ou 3 contacts que je reconnaissais immédiatement et faute d’y voir plus qu’une interface intrigante, je suis ressorti en me disant que j’y reviendrais le jour où ça deviendrait incontournable. Mais cette fois-ci, j’ai tout de suite eu le sentiment que je passais à côté de quelque chose, j’y suis donc retourné en essayant de comprendre pendant 2 heures quel était l’intérêt de cette mise en relation d’un nouveau genre. En vain. En 5 minutes, j’avais compris mon erreur : Pearltrees n’est pas un réseau social de premier niveau. Pearltrees me permet ainsi d’organiser tout le contenu (chaque bookmark correspond à une Pearl) au sein de dossiers (qui s’appelle ici des pearltrees, donc). Un exemple de Pearltrees exporté : Si mon profil Pearl débutant vous intéresse, c’est par là :

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. 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. Not only does that show the concept is resonating, but it also suggests Pearltrees could reach the scale where it can build a real business around advertising or by offering premium accounts for publishers. When you share links on Pearltrees, they show up as little circles called Pearls. (The site can also automatically add links that you share on Twitter.) Pearltrees launched in December 2009, and it recently enhanced the social aspect with a new teams feature that lets groups of people create Pearltrees collaboratively. Pearltrees has raised 3.8 million euros in funding.

Nature Publishing Group : science journals, jobs, and information Pearltrees - Visually Organize and Share Collections of Files and Links Pearltrees is a visual bookmarking tool that I first tried nearly five years ago. Over the years it has changed in response to feedback from its users. One of those changes was a transition from free-form webs of related files and links to its current format of visual squares and folders. I'm a big fan of the current format. Pearltrees now allows you to organize collections of links, videos, images, and files. Pearltrees offers a handful of ways to share your collections of resources. Applications for EducationPearltrees recently published a good guide to using their service in schools. Last but not least, Pearltrees now offers a slideshow display option that you can use when viewing all of the resources in a collection.

Pearltrees : la bibliothèque aux 100 milles curateurs Lorsqu’on lui demande quel est son parcours, il pousse un soupir “j’ai fait pas mal de choses” : ingénieur, chercheur en sociologie, consultant en stratégie dans les médias…. L’idée de Pearltrees lui serait venue alors qu’il publiait un papier dans la revue française de sciences politiques en 2006 sur la théorie des réseaux mais qui “n’avait rien à voir avec le web”. A l’époque, on se demandait si des initiatives comme Wikipedia et Youtube allaient fonctionner. Deux ans plus tard, Pearltrees, est “un petit projet dans un appart en 2008”. Il part de ce constat simple : il y a énormément de contenu sur le Web, comment laisser l’internaute se l’approprier en l’organisant à sa guise ? Une bibliothèque augmentée Tout d’abord Pearltrees permet d’organiser le contenu que vous visitez sur le Web. Le pearltrees de TedX Paris Rajoutez y une pointe de curation et l’on obtient cette nouveauté qui fait mouche. « Organiser le contenu comme une bibliothèque, mais ouverte .»