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PearlTrees: A Novel Approach To Human Mapping Of The Internet -

PearlTrees: A Novel Approach To Human Mapping Of The Internet -
Posted by Tom Foremski - November 16, 2009 Patrice Lamothe is the CEO of PearlTrees, an unique social bookmarking service that uses the visual metaphor of "pearls" with each containing a web page. And like all visual metaphors it is best to see it rather than read a description. Here is a quick video and a sample image: "PearlTrees is a way for people to map the Internet by collecting related web pages. Although each tree is organized subjectively it becomes connected to other trees, and over time it will represent a human map of the Internet," says Mr Lamothe. He says that social bookmarking, through services such as Delicious, has failed. Social bookmarking has failed, he says, because tagging links is not a good way to organize the web. The company has several thousand users in France and will formally announce the service in the US around February. Mr Lamothe says that a high percentage of users are women, and many users aren't geeks. Revenue could come from several sources. Related:  .caissons

Q&A: Patrice Lamothe of Pearltrees on personal organisation of t Believe me when I say you've never used a web application quite like pearltrees. With this application, you can literally map your personal web. Take all of the bookmarks scattered across your web browser, assign them a category and you've got a pearltree. It's a new way of seeing the web. Pearltrees was the darling of the 2009 LeWeb conference, which included a keynote and product demonstration by pearltrees CEO Patrice Lamothe (no relation). I met Patrice while in Paris at the LeWeb conference. Web entrepreneurs create products or applications that they feel fills a hole in the web experience. Pearltrees let you manipulate Web content to create something different: a personal organization of those contents. Why would you do this? Eventually, you want to use other's human organization of the Web to discover new contents you are interested in or just to let yourself be guided through a human curated Web. We want to create a new type of activity on the Web and to make it mainstream.

Pearltrees: A Unique Way to Discover & Organize « Zorap Creates Traveling Geeks Virtual Geek Pad for France Blogging Tour | Main | Orange Highlights at LeWeb #leweb » December 07, 2009 Pearltrees: A Unique Way to Discover & Organize on the Web Pearltrees CEO Patrice Lamothe meets us at the door of their offices on rue de charonne in a funky, artsy area of Paris that houses other early stage companies and ad agencies, not unlike San Francisco's SOMA in many ways. Coffee waiting? You betcha and hot chocolate too. He's not an unknown personality in Silicon Valley so some of us had heard of, tried, tested and demoed Pearltrees before. "Building an organization on the web touches on how you organize your stuff in the real world. Pause....a nearby church bell rings on the half hour. Pearltrees allows you to get in touch with others who share mutual interests around the way you 'organize yourself on the web.' Visually it looks a bit like the brain......not unlike a mind map, but that's not the point of the app, which is all done in flex btw.

Pearltrees is a great place to organize, share, and store websites for current, future, or collaborative use. More than a standard social bookmarking website, Pearltrees allows you to create trees of sites to show relationships or even the order in which to browse websites. It is extremely simple to sign up, free, and easy to use once you have joined. To use it, you can install an add-on to your browser, use a bookmarklet, or just use your home spot to paste in websites that you want to add to your own pearl tree. tag(s): bookmarks (59), DAT device agnostic tool (191), webquests (29) In the Classroom In the simplest form, Pearltrees could be used to store links for classes that you are teaching or taking.

[Curation] : Pearltrees,, Storify,,... à la recherche de l'information ultime. Cet article a été publié il y a 6 ans 7 mois 20 jours, il est donc possible qu’il ne soit plus à jour. Les informations proposées sont donc peut-être expirées. On le sait maintenant, en plus du terme de community manager, celui de curation ou content curator (définition selon Vincent Berthelot : « Le curator est celui qui transforme l’information qu’il a recueilli pour en faire une agrégation concise et porteuse de sens soit pour information soit pour décision. ») fait une entrée fracassante dans le domaine du marketing social. Heureusement, afin de toujours retrouver le nord, il existe des boussoles très efficaces. Pearltrees, des perles très sociales : Dans les outils de curation précédemment cités, Pearltrees se distingue de ces derniers par son interface et son ergonomie particulière. Comme vous l’aurez compris, le principe est donc de transformer le contenu web qui vous intéresse en perles. : l’outil ultime du content curator ? Storify, l’art d’écrire des histoires sociales.

When is the social curation bubble going to burst? You just can’t move for social curation services right now. The biggest noise might be coming from Pinterest, which is growing like a weed — but whether it’s the new-look Delicious, Switzerland’s Paperli, shopping curation site Svpply, image service Mlkshk or another site, the fact is that almost everybody seems to want to help you save and sort and share the things you find on the web right now. With this swirl of activity, then, it’s no surprise to hear that Parisian service Pearltrees — slogan “collect, organize, discover” — has just raised another $6 million of funding, led by local conglomerate Groupe Accueil. The company, which has been running in public since 2009, welcomed the injection of funds as a way to help expand and scale up its system for bookmarking and organizing, which is based around a clustered visual interface. And it needs that scale. When I made the comparison between the two services, however, Pearltrees’ marketing chief François Rocaboy objected.

Review: pearltrees and Evernote | Kip McGrath Professional Tutoring Leeds Here are recommendations for two online services or cloud services I am using at the moment. Under review for about 6 weeks, pearltrees is new to me but I’ve been using Evernote for a couple of years. Both are great for everyday use but there are particular ways they are good for teachers and tutors and for students. pearltrees (Free or Premium is $44 a year) Well Done! Pearltrees showed up on StumbleUpon quite a few times over the last year or so. As a tutor, there are several things I love about pearltrees. Pearltrees is essentially an online bookmarks bar. Collaboration is great too. One last great thing about Pearltrees is that it can show similar subject areas. See me! Premium is $44 a year but that does enable privacy. Evernote (Free or $35 a year/$4 a month) Well done! I think I also found Evernote on StumbleUpon but it has become so embedded in what I do I can’t quite remember! Evernote does do some of what pearltrees does but collects all your personal notes as well. See Me!

Pearltrees Ajoutez des pages web, des fichiers, des documents, des photos, des vidéos, des notes et plus encore. Organisez-les dans de superbes collections. Explorez et partagez des millions de contenus sur vos sujets préférés. Des versions dédiées de Pearltrees existent pour les établissements scolaires et les entreprises. Ce que disent les médias :"La façon la plus élégante de collecter et de partager des contenus". Pearltrees est utile : Dans votre vie personnelle : Vous aimez la littérature ? Au travail : Sur Pearltrees, vous pouvez collaborer avec vos collègues pour une gestion optimale de la connaissance et partager des notes avec tous vos collaborateurs. Éducation : Dans toutes les matières (science, économie, histoire-géographie, maths), les enseignants utilisent Pearltrees pour sélectionner et organiser des documents, illustrations et exercices qui seront essentiels pour leurs cours. Pearltrees est une start-up particulièrement remarquée, qui a été écoutée attentivement à l'occasion de l'événement LeWeb'09. [...] Patrice Lamothe, infatigable évangélisateur du web et des usages numériques, mais aussi passionné de sciences dures et de sciences humaines, a répondu à quelques questions des visiteurs de la soucoupe. Pearltrees est une start-up particulièrement remarquée, qui a été écoutée attentivement à l’occasion de l’événement LeWeb’09. Pearltrees propose un outil qui innovant permet de créer très simplement des séries de liens dynamiques sous forme de perles, en quelques clics, puis de les assembler en les rapprochant par un simple glisser-déposer : on obtient des sortes d’arbres thématiques, voire généalogiques si l’on enchaine plusieurs niveaux. Patrice Lamothe, infatigable évangélisateur du web et des usages numériques, mais aussi passionné de sciences dures et de sciences humaines, a répondu à quelques questions pour les visiteurs de la soucoupe. Surtout pas !

VisionWiz By Martin at December 9, 2009 | 10:45 pm | Print What Company Is Offering: Pearltrees will let users create, enrich and share the world of their interests. How It Works: Everyone creates its world and uses parts of others’ worlds to extend it. Why To Use It: Use Pearltrees to keep at hand the contents you find everyday on the Web, to discover new contents from people who share your interests, to drive them through your own Weband contribute to the first human-powered organization of the Web. More at: Internet And Web 2.0 community, network, share interest

Matthew Buckland Fresh off the plane, I’m on the road with the Travelling Geeks, and the first startup on our schedule is an innovative Paris-based social bookmarking operation, Pearl Trees. Their founder and CEO, Patrice Lamothe, says the site offers users a new way to “curate” or organise their lives on the web. They’ve secured about US$3,5m in funding for what is essentially a type of visual social bookmarking site, offering a relatively unique drag-and-drop interface. The site, which has been in development for about 7-months, relies heavily on Flash. The UI may appeal to some, but not to others. Pearl Trees is still in Alpha (0.4.1) and by Lamothe’s own admission it’s still early days. I find it interesting that the site offers no way for a user to search through his or her bookmarks. Apart from Pearl Tree’s visual edge, which actually may be a inhibitor, I struggle to find how it differentiates itself from other social bookmarking sites?

Behind the Scenes with Pearltrees « MobileGlobe's Yoann Valensi on Cheap Calls #tg09 | Main | Pavlov and the Crepe » December 17, 2009 Behind the Scenes with Pearltrees #tg09 The video clips take a deeper look at Pearltrees from behind the scenes with Patrice Lamothe at their Paris office last week. Below is a shot taken of some of the engineers and product masters behind the machine. December 17, 2009 in Europe, On France, Social Media, TravelingGeeks, Videos, Web 2.0 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Behind the Scenes with Pearltrees #tg09 : Comments Post a comment

Scoble about French entrepreneur On Tuesday I joined up with the Traveling Geeks (a band of journalists/bloggers/influentials who visit startups around the world, picture of them above in a Paris subway station) in Paris and we saw a ton of startups. Some of them, like Stribe, were very good. But overall they just didn’t measure up. In fact, they even got me to be rude to them, which caught everyone off guard. I’ve been thinking about why they got me so angry ever since, and that’s what this post is about. First, if you meet with journalists, influentials, and bloggers who are coming from outside your country I assume you want to build a world brand. So, since you were meeting with us and since we’ve spent precious resources getting there and had sizeable opportunity costs, I figure entrepreneurs should be better prepared. 1. Four CEOs told me their companies weren’t on Twitter and that they didn’t have enough time to join Twitter. 2. 2b. 3. 4. 4b. 5. 6. 7. 8.