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9 lessons about the web and business from Pearltrees, the or

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. It’s a mental map of noteworthy things you’ve read online, organized by subjects and sub-subjects that are endlessly divisible. 1. “If you look at the next phase, the web 2.0, it’s all about content creation. 2.

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Content Curation with PearlTrees Note: This post is also cross-posted over at the EasyBib blog. I’ve written and spoken before about the essential skill (a literacy according to Howard Rheingold) of students not only being able to collect content from their network(s), but to curate what’s collected. Just like a museum curator pours over artifacts to find the very best to display, we should also do the same not just for our own professional resources, but see it as an obligation to model it for our students. I came across a new resource recently (I believe the hat tip goes to Alec Couros for this find) called Pearltrees. After you sign up for your account, you can start building your own Pearltrees. Pearltrees are made up of “pearls”, or sites you want to curate into particular the Pearltrees (topics) you’ve created.

How social media is transforming the fashion industry Image copyright Brooklyn Beckham/Burberry When Brooklyn Beckham revealed on his Instagram feed that he would be photographing Burberry's latest fragrance ad campaign, the outrage was palpable. Commentators rushed to criticise the fashion house's choice of the 16-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham for the shoot, instead of an established industry professional. "Insulting to every artist out there"; "completely disrespectful to the artist community"; and "so tired of these celebrities buying their kids into everything" were some of the printable reactions.

5 raisons de télécharger l'application Pearltrees sur son smartphone We and our partners store and/or access information on a device, select basic ads, select personalised ads, measure ad performance, develop and improve products, create a personalised ads profile, create a personalised content profile, select personalised content, measure content performance, apply market research to generate audience insights, select basic ads, create a personalised ads profile, select personalised ads, create a personalised content profile, select personalised content, measure ad performance, measure content performance, apply market research to generate audience insights, develop and improve products. These technologies may process personal data such as IP address and browsing data for ensure security, prevent fraud, and debug, technically deliver ads or content. They may match and combine offline data sources, link different devices, receive and use automatically-sent device characteristics for identification. Contrôlez vos données

Pin-pointing China's attack against GitHub For the past week, the website "GitHub" has been under attack by China. In this post, I pin-point where the attack is coming from by doing an http-traceroute. GitHub is a key infrastructure website for the Internet, being the largest host of open-source projects, most famously Linux. (I host my code there). It's also a popular blogging platform. There’s Life Left In Delicious Yet For a long time, the web-based social bookmarking service Delicious was a poster child for the Web 2.0 movement. It was open, collaborative and full of the tags and user-generated content that made VCs instinctively open up their checkbooks at the time. It’s been 10 years, since the service opened to the public – then still running on the del.icio.us domain – and while it’s changed owners a few times since, it’s still up and running and its original concept hasn’t changed all that much. But the site did give itself a fresh new design for its 10th birthday, so it’s worth taking another look. Yahoo famously acquired Delicious back in 2005, two years after it was founded, and then let it linger for years. That’s what Yahoo did with way too many of these popular Web 2.0 services (Flickr being the other key example) and by 2010, it looked like Delicious’ days were over.

PearlTrees better than bookmarking for organizing stuff online Since the Web first came online in 1991, it has grown and improved beyond anyone’s predictions. Unlike the gray background, mono-spaced text and ugly graphics on the Web in those early years, today’s Web is rich with video, interactive applications and other useful and distracting goodies. But even after all these years, the way we find, navigate and save content on the Web works pretty much like it always did. Here’s a page with text. Some of the words are hyperlinked, so when you click on them, you open another page. If you want to save something, there’s a wide variety of tools that help you do so, but most people use the bookmarking feature built into their browsers, or social bookmarking sites. How Technology is Driving the Fashion Industry Forward - Slyce You probably can relate to the idea of doing research on your phone to determine what shirt would look nice with your new pants while in a shopping mall or boutique. Or maybe you can relate to the practice of taking a picture of yourself in the changing room and having your friend or partner tell you whether they like what you’re wearing or not. A lot has changed in the fashion world in the last several decades, and I’m not talking about the demise of Juicy sweatpants or the disappearance of chain wallets. Technology has turned the entire fashion industry upside down – making all types of fashion more accessible to a large spectrum of consumers, but also more of a challenge for designers and retailers when it comes to competition. Beginning in the mid-1800s, fashion brands were sought through retail catalogues – allowing access from even the most remote locations.

Pin-pointing China's attack against GitHub For the past week, the website "GitHub" has been under attack by China. In this post, I pin-point where the attack is coming from by doing an http-traceroute. GitHub is a key infrastructure website for the Internet, being the largest host of open-source projects, most famously Linux.

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