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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:  docs à voirPearltrees Reviews

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 Offers A Different View On Bookmarking. | Small Busin A few weeks ago, I met Patrice Lamothe who showed me his newest product, called Pearltrees which I found had a pretty interesting and different interface. Just what is Pearltrees? According to the company’s website, it lets you organize the web in a way that you want. Once you start, you’re going to be able to discover some new things that you may not have been aware of. If you imagined there being a social bookmarking tool that followed the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” methodology, then Pearltrees is probably the closest thing to it. To accomplish this, Pearltrees allows you to first have Pearls and Pearltrees. As you can see in this image, the interface of Pearltrees is somewhat unique. What makes Pearltrees even more remarkable, beyond its non-conforming design, is that it focuses on the content, NOT the people you know. Pearltrees is currently free to use and open to anyone who wants to set up their own account. Here’s a demo video from Pearltrees explaining how it works: Google+

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: 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.

Foresight Publishing» Blog Archive » Why Pearltrees glistens lik Early last year I was chatting to Le Laissez Faire, my go-to-guy for all things networked, about his vision for the web. He painted an alluring mental picture of a way to better track and store my web browsing, using network theory. A more visually appealing version of del.ici.ous is the simplest way to describe it. Sadly his entrepreneurial vision was held back by an energy sapping corporate restructure, and a heavy load of volunteer work already taking up his night hours. But as with all ideas, there are no monopolies, and late last year along came Pearltrees, turning LeLaissezFaire’s vision into reality. Pearltrees is a new way to organise and store the content you consume online. But Pearltrees goes beyond bookmarking to incorporate some interesting social elements and integration with other social media sites, including Twitter. Some of the most valuable tools offered by Pearltrees allow you to: Tag content as you browse, to be stored in a dropzone for later categorisation

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. It’s “Pinterest” meets “bookmark syncing” meets your personal “mind map.” Recently Pinterest has exploded onto the social networking scene. With Pearltrees, I can “pearl” (a new verb) a note, a picture, or website link through copy & paste – or use a web browser extension/add-on/bookmarklet; title it anything I want; and share it on Twitter, Facebook, and email. Want to find other “pearls” put there? I expect Pearltrees to explode in use too. Continue reading:

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.

Content Curation: Pearltrees, SmallRivers — Climb to the Stars [fr] Tentative d'utilisation de Pearltrees et SmallRivers. Ça semble intéressant mais pour le moment j'ai l'impression que soit quelque chose m'échappe, soit qu'ils sont en train de réinventer la roue. If you’re at LeWeb’09, you’ve heard of Pearltrees. They’re offering an interface/platform to help people curate web content by collecting it (bookmarking it?) in the shape of “pearls”. I’m trying both, unfortunately with not exactly enough energy and time to do it properly. In a way, this kind of content curation is already possible. The question I always want to ask is the following: what exactly does this new shiny service do that I cannot already do (or almost do) with my existing tools, and which will justify the overhead of investing in a new space or service? For the moment, I am “not getting” either Pearltrees or SmallRivers, but as I said, I have just given them an initial “does it click?” Similar Posts: Like this: Like Loading...

EduTips EduTip: Content Curation with Pearltrees by Linnea Sudduth Ward Content curation tools—or tools designed to collect, store, and share ideas on a particular topic—are great tools for allowing your students to delve more deeply into a given concept. Perhaps the most well-known content curation platform is Pinterest, which boasts 1.36 unique visitors a day. A less popular tool, though perhaps a more useful tool for education, is Pearltrees. Like Pinterest, Pearltrees users create a “collection” (i.e., “board”) around a given topic and add pearls (such as relevant websites or photos) to it. Yet, Pearltrees’ capabilities exceed that of Pinterest’s. Perhaps the most useful feature that separates Pearltrees from Pinterest is its advanced organizational capabilities. The Instructional Design Core Toolset collection is a good example of Pearltrees’ capabilities. Pearltrees served as the perfect platform for this project. Pearltrees as an Educational Technology Video:

[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.

Pearltrees: A Design Interface for Remapping the Web - ReadWrite It's rare to look at a bookmarking tool and feel convinced that it's going to win a design award. Pearltrees is such a product. The French site offers us a new way to explore and contextualize the web. Said Lamothe, "We wanted a type of game play that was playful to use and map the web...and the fact that you can group and ungroup content easily means that you can re-catalogue it and keep it current." Rather than looking at the web as a series of linear pages, this service lets us build tree graphs of connecting arguments, share them and then break them at any time. Naturally, as a newly anointed God of information, other great thinkers will gravitate towards you. The Future of Touch Interfaces Given the unique user interface of Pearltrees, Lamothe expects that the company will roll out feature releases and enhancements on an ongoing basis. At this point, I almost fell out of my chair thinking about the possibilities.

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. I easily created Pearltrees for conversations, issues and topic areas I am researching. Months later, when I took on a project as adviser to Pearltrees, I had the opportunity to learn even more about the site and share the information I learned. The way many people currently organize web content is by using bookmarking sites, which are organized in a linear, menu-style format. A Pearltree is made up of Pearls. Listed above is a picture of my Firefox toolbar with the Pearltree buttons installed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 8.1 Intro screencast: The Pearl: 9.