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Pearltrees overhauls its collaborative library app with new "Boticelli" release

Pearltrees overhauls its collaborative library app with new "Boticelli" release
Today, Pearltrees announced a new version of their collaborative library will be released soon. Available on iPad and iPhone for free, the app “transforms organized collections into beautiful illustrated libraries.” The self-proclaimed largest collaboratively library is currently home to 50 million web pages organized into 6 million pearltrees. Pearltrees also had a premium version for $4.99, which they rolled out last October. The release, which will come soon, will include an overhaul to the design and interface including full screen backgrounds, more realistic pearls, and a suite of customization tools (reusable images, galleries, improved zooming, etc.). With this new release, we focused on the visual potential of Pearltrees to let people dive deeply into their interests and nearly feel them. Since the companies founding in 2009, it has raised over 8 Million euro from investors, and has been seen as one of the more ambitious startups in Paris. Related:  Pearltrees

Pearltrees Gives Itself A Visual Refresh With New Customization Options, Major Redesign Coming Soon Pearltrees, the Paris-based curation and discovery service, just launched a new version of its web and mobile apps. The update introduces a visual refresh with full-screen images that now automatically appear as backgrounds for all of your pearltrees – the mind map-like tree structures that you use for organizing your collections on the site. While the service previously featured a very abstract representation of the bookmarks, images, texts and other items you save on the site, the new version now shows you more realistic ‘pearls.” A pearl, the company says, now “presents a view of what it contains, making what’s inside immediately recognizable.” This, as Pearltrees co-founder and CEO Patrice Lamothe puts it, “conveys more emotion and more information at a glance as people explore their libraries.” In addition to this, Pearltrees now also features improved zooming capabilities and better image formatting.

Pearltrees - Et si on se passait de Google? Internet est-il devenu si riche qu'on doive maintenant repenser la façon d'y naviguer efficacement? C'est ce que croient les fondateurs de Pearltrees, un site web permettant d'organiser et de conserver ses contenus d'intérêt sous forme d'arborescence virtuelle, tel un «arbre de perles». Créé en 2010, le site est aujourd'hui en version 1.0 depuis novembre. Deux millions de contributeurs collectionnent et échangent déjà leurs perles d'intérêt. Pour Patrice Lamothe, PDG et cofondateur de Pearltrees, la création de son site est davantage liée à la nécessité d'utiliser de nouveaux outils qu'à la saturation du contenu. «Je ne crois pas qu'internet soit saturé, c'est la grande utopie d'ailleurs: ce n'est jamais trop grand. Patrice Lamothe considère qu'il y a eu une évolution du type de contenu sur internet. Vers un web 2.0? Un site comme Pearltrees, qui s'appuie sur le partage du contenu illustre très bien selon moi la notion sociale vers laquelle on tend de plus en plus. Tout le monde s'y met

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 beautifies curation with Botticelli Pearltrees is routinely used to embed data related to a particular topic in a way that is easy to navigate. The platform - which went live in 2009 - currently counts more than two million active users and over 50 million pearls, which can best be described as pieces of digital content. Today, Pearltrees is rolling out Botticelli, which company spokesperson Oliver Starr told TG Daily can best be described as a new version of the platform that transforms organized collections into beautiful illustrated libraries. "Pearltrees users will now have beautiful full screen backgrounds that illustrate each pearltree, making the product more beautiful and easier to navigate. The new backgrounds provide context for each pearltree, resulting in much more immersive navigation from interest to interest," he explained. "Highly realistic pearls now allow users to play with and dive into content in an entirely new way. The new release is available immediately for the iPad and iPhone as well as on the web.

Challenge 5 - Curate Resources using Pearltrees If you listened to the episode of the Instructional Tech Talk podcast that discussed curating content in the classroom you know how valuable curating resources can be both with students and for your own resources. Social bookmarking has become a huge activity – spreading many genres and via many platforms. It has revolutionized the way in which we share and find information. Like I mentioned, there are many ways to participate in social content curation and each way looks a little different. For the purpose of this challenge, we will be using the popular curation tool Pearltrees to begin our content curation adventure. Don’t worry – it is easy, fun, and extremely addictive. Pearltrees is a way to store all the websites you use on a regular basis (and even the ones that you won’t use again for 2 years) to allow for instant reference. The Challenge Create a Pearltrees account and start curating resources. How to Complete the Challenge 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Pearltrees s’offre une refonte graphique Force est de constater que ce service est certes bien connu en France mais aussi très apprécié et utilisé aux États-Unis comme dans le monde entier (les articles chez TechCrunch et consorts parlent d’eux même). Et puis il suffit de regarder les chiffres du service : 2 millions d’utilisateurs par mois et 50 millions de perles créées au total. Rien que ça. Cette refonte de Pearltrees améliore sensiblement le confort de navigation, avec une interface toujours aussi propre qui intègre désormais des fonds d’écran pour illustrer parfaitement le sujet et apporter en même temps une touche graphique intéressante et des perles toujours plus réalistes qui rendent le concept très ludique et intéressant. Les contributeurs, eux, pourront profiter des nouveaux outils de personnalisation afin de mettre en scène facilement leurs intérêts sur leurs profils respectifs. aller sur Pearltrees

Say Goodbye to Pinterest and Hello to Pearltrees A few weeks ago, I began to use a new service called Pearltrees, and its accompanying iPad app. Since that time, I have explored the service, shared and gathered pearls, and raved about it to every person I can think of. Now its time in the spotlight on iSource is well-deserved. With all the hubbub of syncing bookmarks and how “everybody is doing it” (Safari with iCloud, Chrome, etc.), Pearltrees quietly stands to the side as a more powerful, intuitive, and beautiful way to organize what you uncover on the web – as a Pearl. Drop a web link into the “Pearler” and connect that site (err, Pearl) with whatever you think it best fits with. It’s “Pinterest” meets “bookmark syncing” meets your personal “mind map.” Recently Pinterest has exploded onto the social networking scene. Want to find other “pearls” put there? I expect Pearltrees to explode in use too. Pearltrees is available online and the universal app is in the App Store for free. Continue reading:

Pearltrees . Biblioteca visual de colaboración en la red Pearltrees es una biblioteca visual de colaboración. Permite recopilar, organizar y compartir todo lo que quieras. Es una biblioteca de tu vida digital en la que se pueden recoger páginas web, fotos y notas sobre las cosas que te gustan. Puedes organizarlas como desees y mantenerlas a tu alcance. Por ejemplo, si te gusta el cine podría organizar un pearltree de "cine" para que sea fácil de trasladar tu s búsquedas favoritas a tu biblioteca con sólo unos pocos clics. Es social: puedes descubrir millones de perlas organizados por otras personas que comparten tus intereses. Puedes guardar todo lo que quieras en tan sólo dos clics y luego organizar lo que has recogido a tu propia manera para tenerlo fácilmente al alcance de tu mano o para compartirlo. La interfaz visual de Pearltrees te permite crear un número ilimitado de carpetas y subcarpetas, lo que hace que sea divertido y fácil de manipular tus perlas y Pearltrees. Pearltrees es una biblioteca digital colaborativa. Pearltrees es gratis.

Pearltrees: la nouvelle perle des accros du web Fondé en décembre 2009 par Patrice Lamothe, Pearltrees n’en finit pas de s’étendre sur le net. Réunissant au départ quelques centaines de geeks, cet outil de « curation », est désormais visité par plus d’un million d’internautes par mois, tandis que plus de 350 000 personnes contribuent à son enrichissement. Pour comprendre le succès grandissant de Pearltrees, je me suis entretenu avec Antoine Msika. "Cultiver ses intérêts" Benjamin Valla/Horizons Médiatiques : Pouvez-vous me présenter Pearltrees et les principales fonctionnalités de cet outil ? L’un des Pearltrees les plus riches du moment, c’est bien sûr celui consacré à l’élection Présidentielle en France Quels sont les avantages de Pearltrees pour les utilisateurs du web ? « 1 million de visiteurs par mois, 350 000 contributeurs » Combien de personnes utilisent Pearltrees et quel est leur profil ? De par ses fonctionnalités, peut-on dire que Pearltrees est un complément des réseaux sociaux ? Pearltrees concernant l’affaire Clearstream

Pearltrees Launches its Boticelli Version with Visual Enhancements Two weeks ago, Pearltrees, the visual content curation application released its brand new version, called “Boticelli”, with the addition of graphically enhanced backgrounds that illustrate each Pearltree. The Pearls themselves have been modified, now users can have a view of the content of each pearl, which make it easier to navigate and select the pearl with the most relevant content. Additional new features include reusable image galleries, improved zooming capabilities and better image formatting. Pearltrees was launched in private beta in April 2009 as an online visual mapping tool for the desktop web, allowing users to organize their bookmarked web pages using “pearls” as part of “pearltrees”. Since then, Pearltrees was updated several times, and the iPad and the iPhone applications were launched in 2011 and 2012, respectively. The updated application is available for the iPad and the iPhone and on the web.

Organize The Best Of The Web In Your Own Visual Library On Pearltrees [Chrome] Advertisement Just a month back we had a brief but interesting discussion where a reader asked about Pearltrees and what was good about their visual way of curating web content. I had heard about Pearltrees before, but had never really got down to using it. The one phrase that has been consistently used to describe it is – visually pleasing. Now, we know that the more content we bookmark and stuff away for reading later, the more onerous it becomes to manage them. Pearltrees is a more natural way to process all we save and share the best of the web. Please Note: In Pearltrees everything is public and collaborative by default. Pearltrees on Chrome Pearltrees has browser extensions and add-ons for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. You start by creating your account and profile on Pearltrees. Turn Interesting Web Pages into Pearls Think of yourself as a scuba diver out hunting for pearls – great content in this case. Clicking on a pearl expands it to a detail window.

Collecter des info c’est bien… les partager c’est mieux ! Après avoir réalisé votre veille et collecté les informations les plus intéressantes, vient le temps d’organiser vos connaissances pour les partager plus facilement. S’il existe une multitude d’outils pour y parvenir (Diigo notamment), j’ai (re)découvert un super service pratique, intuitif et au look sympa (et Français), j’ai nommé Pearltrees. Ce n’est pas un nouveau venu dans la galaxie Internet puisque Pearltrees a ouvert en mars 2009. Il permet de sauvegarder ses signets, qu’on appelle (Pearl) dans des branches qui forment ensuite des arbres (Trees). Un moyen simple, facile et ludique pour à la fois archiver des informations, les organiser, les trier et les partager. Utilisé dans des contextes très différents (éducation, veille, organisateur d’idée), Pearltrees est, pour moi, plus qu’un outil de curation et se positionne plutôt comme un mélange entre le social bookmarking et le mind mapping. Intuitif et collaboratif Le côté collaboratif est largement présent.

Tech Alert: concept maps « ScribbleLive | Blog Whether you are covering breaking news, conferences or a product launch in real time, preparing concept maps – or mind maps – beforehand and publishing them when they’re relevant to the event is a great way to enhance storytelling and user engagement. One snappy example of such a tool is Pearltrees. Pearltrees is a social resource that creates an almost unlimited ‘pearltree’ of linked data, articles, images and video. Tools like Pearltrees help reporters untangle the Gordian knot of complicated stories. If you are a journalist and you are running a liveblog on the Arab Spring, for instance, you can take some time off your reporting beat to curate a conceptual map about what has happened so far. This tool isn’t just for newsrooms. Pearltrees’ sharing functionality is not as immediate as it seems, though: the embed code is well hidden in the website (you need to click on “Details” at the bottom left of the page, and then on the sharing icon). Do you have any suggestions?

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