Pearltrees 2.0 Launches with a Brand New User Interface Today Pearltrees officially separated itself from its unique visual interface made of pearls and pearltrees, finally succumbing to the trend of Pinterest-like user experience. It might be more practical for the majority of users to sort and collect content with the new Pearltrees 2.0, however, some people might regret the innovative former interface that allowed to discover related content rapidly by browsing an “ocean” of Pearls. Users still have the possibility to go back to the “pearly” version accessible from the menu in the settings section. Now the Pearltree has been replaced by the “Collection” which is basically a “folder” (or a board) containing various types of content of a topic, for instance, you can collect web pages, images, and notes, just like you can do with Evernote and Pinterest. Pearltrees kept the ability to discover related content with the “My Interests” button that allows to see the closest collections related to the type of content you like.
Pearltrees releases a new version, without any pearls nor trees The Paris-based startup founded in 2009 once declared: “We focus on the visual potential of Pearltrees to let people dive deeply into their interests and nearly feel them”. Their product, offering a digital curation tool, was unique because of the visual interface voluntareely original: links and folders symbolized by rounded pearls attached together like the branches of a tree. Today, pearls and trees have disappeared to make room for a brand new and larger organisation tool. Two years ago, everyone wanted to build products around “curation” and “interest graph”. Today the keywords have shifted to “collaborative SaaS tool” and “organizing data”. Pearltrees, who has raised €8,5 million in two rounds, is renewing itself to match the new trends by releasing a new version focused on organization of collections in a more “obvious” way. Why giving up the core of the product, after 4,5 years of existence and 1,7 million users?
Federal Judge Thinks All Drugs Should Be Legalized and Regulated By The FDA | Marijuana Change my Facebook status to stunned: in a recent story in The New Republic, a Federal appeals court judge, Richard Posner, has come out and openly declared that all illegal drugs should be legalized, heavily taxed and regulated by the FDA. Makes sense to me… Drugs and the US Prison Industry This judge understands better than most that the American prison system represents little more than a higher learning opportunity for drug addicts sentenced to lengthy prison terms for substance abuse issues. Revolted by the fact that over 50% of America’s prisoners are rotting behind bars for simply being afflicted with drug addiction, Judge Posner looks forward to the day when jails are for real criminals, and pot joins the ranks of America’s other legal activities. With an extended history of witnessing warped justice firsthand as an active US Court of Appeals Judge, Posner remains a beacon of hope in the constantly shifting war on drugs.
Pearltrees : nouveau design et passage au HTML5 Utilisateur de Pearltrees ? Lancez votre application et connectez-vous. Vous devriez remarquer quelque-chose de nouveau. L’application (web, Android et iOS) a en effet connu un important redesign puisque Pearltrees est passé en mode 2.0. La première chose que vous observerez, c’est la nouvelle disposition en grilles dynamiques, qui remplace les « perles ». Mais outre cela, le Pearltrees est passé au HTML5, le nouveau standard pour les applications web. Dorénavant, il est également possible de faire des glisser/déposer depuis son PC pour copier du contenu sur Pearltrees. Pearltrees : ça sert à quoi au fait ? Vous faites peut-être partie de ces internautes qui ont déjà vu des « Pearltrees » mais qui n’ont pas vraiment compris l’utilité de l’application. Pour les étudiants, il s’agit d’un outil pertinent pour organiser et partager sa veille en toute facilité. Actuellement, Pealtrees compte 2 millions de contributeurs et 3 millions d’utilisateurs actifs mensuels.
Pearltrees passe en version 2.0 et change radicalement d'interface L’outil de curation web basé à Paris Pearltrees vient de passer en version 2.0. Les changements sont assez radicaux pour ce service qui permet à un ou plusieurs utilisateurs en collaboration d’organiser et de partager des collections composées de pages web, d’images, de notes ou encore de fichiers. Jusqu’à présent, l’interface en Flash se présentait sous la forme d’arbres composés de perles. Pour se plier aux standards actuels et probablement pour rendre le fonctionnement du service plus intuitif, Pearltrees 2.0 passe au HTML5 et abandonne les perles qui ont fait son nom au profit de grilles dynamiques. La possibilité de glisser-déposer un élément (document, page web…etc.) dans sa collection depuis son navigateur ou même le Bureau a été ajoutée. Si le passage au HTML5 concerne la version web du service, les applications Android et iOS sont aussi revues.
SocNetV - Social Networks Visualization and Analysis Software Social Curation Service Pearltrees Revamps Web and Mobile Apps Pearltrees, the service that allows you to arrange Web content, photos and more (‘pearls’) into mindmap-style ‘trees’, has updated its Web and mobile apps today in order to bring a more seamless user experience and new features to the platform. The company said the Web platform has been fully redesigned and rebuilt in HTML5, making it more easily accessible on a range of different devices, as well as introducing new features also now found in its iOS and Android apps. It seems it’s becoming a bit of a habit for Pearltrees to significantly revamp its website at about this time each year, and this time around it’s gone all-out to make collections, and collecting, “simpler, more accessible and more shareable,” CEO and co-founder Patrice Lamothe said. As well as rebuilding it using HTML 5, there are now new features like ‘extended drag-and-drop’ which allow you to quickly add ‘pearls’ from your hard drive, the Web or a document. ➤ Pearltrees | Google Play | App Store
The Web’s third frontier 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 and location-based services. Technical explanations argue that the interconnectivity of data is the most significant current development. They consider the web’s new frontiers to be closely related to the semantic web or the “web of things”. Although these explanations are both pertinent and intriguing, none of them offers an analytical matrix 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 usage practices, and it cannot be reduced to just one of these dimensions. The founding principles The two initial phases of growth
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.
La lettre d’adieu de Philippe Val à ses amis et ennemis de France Inter Voici l’e-mail que le directeur de France Inter, Philippe Val, remplacé par son adjointe Laurence Bloch à la tête de la station, a envoyé aux salariés. Une lettre douce-amère, voire douce-aigre. « Chères toutes et chers tous,Je suis venu vous dire que je m’en vais. Et vos larmes n’y pourront rien changer…Je n’ai plus rien à gagner à dire que je vous quitte à regret, aussi vous devez l’entendre comme l’expression de ma sincérité la plus simple : je vous quitte comme on s’éloigne des gens que l’on aime.J’ai une pensée émue pour ceux qui ont tant aimé me détester. Je sais à quel point je vais leur manquer, d’autant que, doté –hélas– d’une mémoire faillible, je ne peux leur offrir comme consolation la promesse que je ne les oublierai pas.Je veux dire le plaisir que j’ai travaillé avec chacun des membres du comité de direction.
9 lessons about the web and business from Pearltrees, the or Pearltrees is a French startup that wants to change the way we organise the web. Describing how it works would lead you to believe that it’s another social bookmarking site, which would do them injustice. Most of the social bookmarks are organized either alphabetically or chronologically, which doesn’t do much good when you try to retrieve stuff later. Also, due to how most social bookmarking sites were designed, they’ve become more like a curated list of the hottest headlines out there right now, and about what Mashable calls “velocity” – the question: how fast is this thing spreading? This idea of velocity is not what Pearltrees is about – on the contrary, it’s a tool that helps you keep an eye on context and history in the endless stream of blogs, tweets and Facebook posts. (I can hear you think that you “don’t like to click”, but that would be missing the point. So there’s the genius of Pearltrees: the not getting lost while searching for stuff on the internet. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.