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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. Related:  The curation buzz

Pearltrees Reaching 10 Million Page Views-Will Introduce Private Curation “Soon” 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.

#LeWeb : l'Asie, sa vie numérique, ses milliards On s'est gentiment moqué, hier, sur Twitter, du biais anglosaxon de LeWeb, conduisant 2 Français à se parler en anglais. Mais en réalité la conférence de Loïc Le Meur est loin de faire du "valley-centrisme", et a eu l'excellente idée de convoquer ce matin une table ronde sur "l'Asie : vie numérique, vrai milliards". Un sujet qui fait écho à nos interrogations en série ici bas, sur le "web demain qui sera oriental, ou pas". Participent : Naoki Aoyaki, Senior Vice President, Business Development CFO de GREE (réseau social mobile au Japon, 20 millions d'utilisateurs, va atteindre 500-600 millions de dollars de CA cette année et valorisé 3 milliards de dollars à la Bourse) ;Takuya Miyata, Senior Vice President, Global Business de mixi (pionnier du réseau social au Japon, 20 millions d'utilisateurs, Web et mobile, premier au monde à avoir une plateforme mobile, vaut près de 1 milliards de dollars en Bourse). Takuya Miyata : "Nous mettons l'accès sur les contenus.

10 European Startups To Watch in 2011 When you hear Silicon Valley discuss the European startup scene it’s often negatively. Some say that the investors aren’t brave enough, some say the entrepreneurs aren’t bold enough. Whether there’s any truth in these accusations or not, the fact is that there are startups across Europe that are brimming with original ideas and creativity. Following on from our 10 Exciting European Startups from 2010, here are 10 startups to look out for in 2011. Pearltrees Visitors to the LeWeb conference last month couldn’t have failed to spot Pearltrees. Pearltrees makes organising groups of links to content incredibly easy. Recent additions to the service include real-time group collaboration and a touch-screen based interface which will be ported to the iPad soon. Planely The idea behind Planely is a certainly niche one, but the Danish startup could well be onto something that frequent air travellers will love. Geomium LikeOurselves Storific Datasift SuperMarmite Viewdle Screach Shutl

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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 Aims For Curation Domination If you’re tired of talking about the cloud, social media and mobile apps, you might want to work the word “curation” into the conversation. As in, “Curation could become a hot sector in 2011.” At least that’s what Pearltrees is hoping. The VC-backed company was in San Francisco last week to give me a briefing and to show off their new services, which they unveiled at the LeWeb conference in Paris, where it launched what it calls Team, a way of allowing several users to build a pearl collection together. CEO Patrice Lamothe (pictured above with his pearl collection) says Pearltrees offers more than just an aggregation of sites. The company, which Lamothe says has raised $4.5 million in angel financing, remains in beta testing. To be fair, curation is nothing new. Storify, a San Francisco-based startup located in the Twitter building, provides curation tools for news sites to help aggregate tweets, stories and video from around the Web. “We find everyone likes it.

Facebook: We Spend More Time and Resources Thinking About Privacy Than Any Other Company in the World During his keynote interview TechCrunch's editor Michael Arrington at LeWeb10 in Paris this morning, Facebook's director for the company's developer network Ethan Beard noted that "no other company in the world currently spends us much time and resources on privacy as Facebook." He also categorically denied the existence of a Facebook phone. No Facebook Phone Asked about the mythical Facebook phone, Beard noted that he could categorically deny that it exists. Instead, Facebook is more interested in working with partners to integrate Facebook into other phones and platforms. Windows Phone 7, being a phone that features a deep integration with Facebook, is a viable platform, according to Beard, though Microsoft's own Charlie Kindel refused to provide the LeWeb audience with exact sales numbers earlier today. Privacy Asked about the public perception of Facebook as an "evil" company that often disrespects its users privacy, Beard noted that Facebook wants to give its users control.

4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. The solution on the horizon is curation. In the past 90 days alone, there has been an explosion of new software offerings that are the early leaders in the curation tools category. 1. Storify co-founder Burt Herman worked as a reporter for the Associated Press during a 12-year career, six of those in news management as a bureau chief and supervising correspondent. At the AP, editors sending messages to reporters asking them to do a story would regularly write, “Can u pls storify?” Storify uses existing elements from the web and gives curators the power to drag and drop elements into storylines. 2. 3. 4. Conclusion

Trolls Pounce on Facebook?s Tahrir Square | Danger Room Cairo’s Tahrir Square is a war zone, thanks to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s goon squad. But the crackdown isn’t limited to physical spaces where the protest movement congregates. Ever since Mubarak restored internet service on Wednesday, the most important dissident Facebook page has seen a curious flood of pro-regime Wall posts, sowing disinformation. Some of the new up-with-Mubarak commentary at the Facebook page We Are All Khalid Said is classic concern-trolling: people wringing their hands over how Egypt’s dictator deserves better than calls for his downfall. Some is pure abuse, questioning the loyalties of the page’s administrator. And some are blatant attempts to disrupt the protests by claiming upcoming rallies have been canceled. It’s hard not to see the trolling as part of a larger effort by Mubarak’s allies to win the propaganda battle surrounding Egypt’s unrest. A sampling of pro-Mubarak posts on Thursday: “I’m sad that I was one of you,” Tamir Said hissed. See Also:

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

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