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Organize The Best Of The Web In Your Own Visual Library On Pearltrees [Chrome]

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.

Pearltrees - a collaborative web curation tool Pearltrees (iPad app, myös: PC ja Mac) Entäpä jos nettisivut olisivat pieniä pallukoita, joita voisit ryhmitellä mielin määrin? Voisit selata jokaista ryhmää erikseen tai siirtyä haluamallesi sivulle yhdellä painalluksella. Tieto olisi kaikille avointa ja sitä voitaisiin jäsennellä myös yhdessä. Pearltrees tekee tämän mahdolliseksi. Muuta nettisivut (tai kuvat tai muistiinpanot) "helmiksi" ja luo omia "helmipuita", joiden sisällön ja muodon päätät itse. Mielestäni Pearltrees on erinomainen ohjelma mm. web curation -toimintaan helpon käyttöliittymänsä ansiosta. P.S. 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.

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.

Content Curation Tools: A Curated List of Content Curation Tools Finding and Sharing great content is very time consuming. But we all have plenty of times on our hands. I don’t think so…. Social Media eats into our time every day and it’s getting worse! Content curation tools are available to help. Content curation is the process of filtering through content to find the best content. So here are some content curation tools that will save you time finding great content. Note: Make sure also to read the essential effective guide to content sharing. 1. In Scoop.it you create boards of content around specific topics and then add content to these boards. When you use Scoop.it other real people find content for you. Here’s an example of a board I created for top social media posts. 2. Imagine that you missed a really great conference but you heard that someone ‘storified’ it. This summary could include tweets, Facebook updates, pictures, videos and much more. So you get a story about the conference. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Final Comments You know we love comments.

26 Free (or Free-to-Try) Content Curation Tools - SEW Content is still king, but it isn't always practical or cost effective for marketers to produce brand-new, meaty, thought-leadership level content pieces on a regular basis. That's where curating content can come in handy. Content curation offers a nearly limitless method of fueling your inbound marketing efforts. Unearthing and sharing the quality content of others allows you provide your audience fresh content on a regular basis to serve any interest, industry, or market. What's more, sharing and celebrating the work of others helps get you on their radar and can forge valuable, long-term relationships with the content authors. To help you curate, here's a list of 26 tools you can use to find, aggregate and share your content with the world, be it in a blog roundup, big list of resources or to share via social. 1. A granddaddy of content curation, in practice if not in tenure, Pinterest is one of the Internet's most popular sites for culling content. 2. Price: Free 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List For content marketers, content curation is integral to online strategy. Effective curation helps position you as a thought leader in your space, and is an economical way to maintain a consistent publishing schedule of quality content. But manually trying to find the most relevant content in a given industry and then publishing it across multiple channels can be time-consuming. Curata defines content curation as when an individual (or team) consistently finds, organizes, annotates, and shares the most relevant and highest quality digital content on a specific topic for their target market. This map was constructed to help you or your organization navigate the growing world of curation and find a tool that best fits your content needs. Marketing technology is constantly providing marketers with simpler solutions for publishing higher quality, more relevant content. It is increasingly difficult to keep up with the rapidly expanding universe of content marketing. Trap!

Organizing Online Content With Pearltrees While on the Traveling Geeks trip to Paris, we had the opportunity to meetup with a French company called Pearltrees. This was our first stop on what was a busy day meeting an exciting group of French companies. Beyond hearing about the companies, I was just happy that I made it on and off the Paris Metro without losing my ticket. Pearltrees is a collaborative way to share interests online. Here’s the process I followed to explore Pearltrees: While on the Traveling Geeks trip I decided to use Pearltrees to organize some of the posts about our trip to Paris (I plan to add more): After returning to California, I went back to my Pearltree to find a picture to use on my post of the Traveling Geeks group meeting. Not finding the pictures I wanted in my own Flickr set, I then searched Pearltrees for more Traveling Geeks content and found Pearltree stories in English. I could of also found that Pearltree via a Google search for Traveling Geeks. “Traveling geeks !!!!

The Advantages and Innovations of Pearltrees Pearltrees is a fascinating and innovative new social networking site that is centered on communicating common interests in a visually interesting and complex manner. Pearltrees uses the concept of organizing individual topics and overall subject matter within user defined points of data, the ‘pearls’ from the title, which connect webs of content, serving as the ‘tree’ portion of the title. Once these trees are created, all springing from the central point of a user profile, ala Facebook, it creates a repository of what a person is interested in their life and online experience. The way this system becomes a social networking experience is that by searching within Pearltrees you can access other user’s pearltrees, grab the trees that you find interesting and attach them to your own pearltree. In addition, the inventive visual organization allows this information to quickly be shifted into new areas, or simply connected to other pertinent topics. Of course, Pearltrees is not perfect.

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