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Curation Becomes Social: Pearltrees Launches 'Team' Version

Curation Becomes Social: Pearltrees Launches 'Team' Version
Posted by Tom Foremski - December 7, 2010 [For much of this year I have been working with Pearltrees, which offers a visual web site curation service based on the visual metaphor of 'pearls' please see below for an example.] Pearltrees this week launched a "Team" version of its curation service that allows groups of people to collaborate on curating a topic. Up until now each Pearltree was the responsibility of one person. Alexia Tsotsis at Techcrunch reported: Ideally this goes down as such: You really care about fashion so you search for fashion in the Pearltrees search box and are confronted with really elaborate visual cluster displays of fashion blogs, each blog its own “pearl.” Pearltrees is part of a growing number of companies that offer curation services. In addition, pre-fetching of web site content means that it is possible to browse a Pearltree faster than surfing from site to site. A reporter, for example, could grab that media kit Pearltree and use it in preparing a report.

Pearltrees Reaching 10 Million Page Views-Will Introduce Private Curation “Soon” Pearltrees, the Social Curation Tool | Virtual Simplicity If there is one thing I like about koozies, that is their ability to become a unique and personalized gift. Regardless of where you will be handing them out, a koozie can be ideal memento for any occasion, whether it be for a get-together, corporate party, fundraiser, or a sports celebration. A koozie is a highly functional and innovative product recognized for its many uses. Koozies at can embellished with a design of your own choosing. You will be given the opportunity to select the design that you want to be printed on the koozies. Personalized koozies are excellent souvenirs that can be handed out to guests to honor and perpetuate any occasion (i.e. reunion, weddings, birthdays, or other special events). Handing out custom imprinted items will surely be appreciated by your guests since they have a more personal feel to them. Read More

pearltrees, socializing and curating content on the web | Smart Data Collective Content of any type is not useful unless you can find it, organize it and interact with it. In the enterprise companies have tried many different schemes to try and get business content collected in a central repository, organized, tagged, version controlled, and searchable. This has often taken the route of "content management" systems. Content management systems to varying degrees, do an adequate job of getting some content into a controlled system environment. Curation of content is a concept that is gaining momentum across various media types online. I had the pleasure this week of chatting with Patrice Lamothe, CEO of French startup pearltrees and since that meeting joining and using the pearltrees system. The concept is fairly simple really. Overall I'm starting to think that pearltrees is useful and that curation or socialization of content has a lot of application in the enterprise.

Pearltrees brings curation to next level, adds Team feature As the Internet grows, finding content that's relevant to you becomes tougher. Sure, there's your basic Web search and then there's aggregation, similar to what Google and Yahoo do with news headlines. But another form of information discovery is starting to gain some momentum: curation. Just about a year ago, I wrote a post about a French company called Pearltrees, which was just launching a service that was best described as bookmarking, but with a social twist. The idea is simple, really. When I come across something on the Web that interests me, I "bookmark" it in Pearltrees. Today, at the LeWeb conference in Paris, the company is launching Pearltrees Team, a collaboration tool that takes the curation concept and brings it to a group that may be working together on a common topic - something as critical as medical professionals gathering information on a specific disease to something fun like collecting information about local restaurants or attractions for an upcoming conference.

The Curation Buzz... And PearlTrees Posted by Tom Foremski - April 12, 2010 My buddy Dave Galbraith is the first person I remember to first start talking about curation and the Internet, several years ago. He even named his company Curations, and created a tool/site for curation: Wists. And his site SmashingTelly - is great example of curation, a hand-picked collection of great videos. Today, much is written about curation and the Internet but it all seems mostly talk because we don't really have the tools we need. Robert Scoble writes about The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators "... who does curation? Reading Robert Scoble's post on curation, it almost seemed as if he were describing PearlTrees, a company I've recently been working with in an advisory role, when he talks about "info atoms and molecules." ...what are info atoms? PearlTrees is very similar, it's a curation tool that uses "pearls" as a visual metaphor for a web site, a Twitter post, an image, or a video. More to come... Tweet this story Follow @tomforemski

Pearltrees Dives Into Social Curating With Pearltrees Team Content curation and mapping service Pearltrees has decided to focus on the fact that people want to do things in groups and has as of today upgraded its core product with a groups functionality, called Pearltrees Team. Now accesible just by logging in, Pearltrees Team allows you to hook up with other people in order to create a Pearltree collaboratively in realtime. Ideally this goes down as such: You really care about fashion so you search for fashion in the Pearltrees search box and are confronted with really elaborate visual cluster displays of fashion blogs, each blog its own “pearl.” You decide that anyone who likes The Sartorialist is probably a good egg and click on the puzzle piece in the Pearltrees detail window in order to ask if you can join the team. If the team leader accepts, you then can see all the Pearltree curation happening as it happens as well as as comment on individual Pearltree decisions. You can also share your team curation easily via Facebook and Twitter.

Pearltrees Visualizes How You Organize the Web This post is part of Mashable's Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: Pearltrees Quick Pitch: Pearltrees is a new visual way to organize content on the Web and connecting people's interests. Genius Idea: How do you organize the web on the browser? Signing up for Pearltrees is simple, but getting used to the interface and all of its features is not as easy. Now for the organization part: you can create complex systems of pearls, known as pearltrees. Clicking on a pearl gives you a range of options that go beyond visiting your favorite website. Pearltrees takes a time investment to make it useful. Spark of Genius Series Sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark Entrepreneurs can take advantage of the Azure Services platform for their website hosting and storage needs.

Pearltrees, la Perliculture de vos Bookmarks - Japonation sur « It’s rare to look at a bookmarking tool and feel convinced that it’s going to win a design award. » Tels sont les mots que Dana Oshiro de Readwriteweb US utilisa pour décrire Pearltrees, l’outil de visual bookmarking made in Paris, qui a pour but de nous recommander du contenu en fonction de nos intérêts. Sur l’interface (Flash), chaque page bookmarkée est représentée par une bulle (appelée perle). Les utilisateurs organisent leurs perles en les rassemblant dans des dossiers de perles appelés Pearltrees. Le tout se controle en drag-n-drop. Pour initier le phénomène de découverte de contenu, il suffit de bookmarker des pages qui vous intéressent, et Pearltrees vous fera découvrir les matrices de perles dans lesquelles d’autres utilisateurs ont rangé ces mêmes pages. L’adoption de Pearltrees se déroule en trois etapes: Tout d’abord, vous devez installer des outils qui vous permettent de bookmarker facilement. Patrice Lamothe est le co-fondateur et Pdg de Pearltrees. Source

Pearltrees : un concurrent à Google ? Nous les geeks… on aime les outsiders. Et comme tout ceux de notre génération (ou presque), nous étions « Fans » des premiers Macbooks et iMac. Fans car cela était contraire à la suprématie du géant Microsoft. Maintenant qu’Apple atteint une taille critique, c’est à son tour de subir les foudres de la presse et des « geekous » que nous sommes sur divers aspects de la politique Steve Jobienne. Il en va de même pour Google qui au début avait tout les suffrages (contrairement à ses rivaux de l’époque tels que : Altavista ou Yahoo!) Et bien pour toutes les personnes qui suivent de près ou de loin mon compte Twitter, vous avez pu remarquer mon attrait en janvier dernier pour une startup française qui porte le drôle de nom de : Pearltrees. Pearltrees se définie comme étant un moteur de recherche communautaire et humain à la fois. En effet, si demain je dois faire une recherche google et que je tape le mot : Je vais me retrouver avec des résultats principalement commerciaux : Hello !

Pearltrees, ou la fixation et la classification du web Un service indispensable est né il y a bientôt un an, un service qui se propose en toute simplicité de révolutionner notre approche d'internet. Ce service, c'est Pearltrees, et en tant qu'utilisateur forcené depuis sa création, il me semble qu'il est temps de faire partager mon avis qui, une fois n'est pas coutume de ma part, sera à la limite du dithyrambe. Partons pour une petite exploration tant du service que de l'entreprise, jeune pousse française située dans le XIème arrondissement de Paris. "Créez le monde de vos intérêts" Pearltrees se propose de vous permettre d'archiver et de classifier un nombre infini de pages web, par l'intermédiaire d'une interface visuelle épurée. Le service a également été créé dès le départ dans une optique collaborative et "d'amélioration du web" . Vidéo de présentation de Pearltrees : stockage & partage Votre future mémoire subjective du web Un bon service se caractérise par une interface ergonomique, simple tout en étant flexible. Défauts de Pearltrees

We are exploring possibilities with the Team approach. It's exciting to watch the Pearltree being organised in real time by another member of the team. It's intimate! by pauljacobson Dec 9