Learn from your customers for usable Web apps
Imagine the following scenario: You go shopping to buy a loaf of bread. The shops look gorgeous, decked out in vivid colors and stunning artwork. Trouble is, you can't always tell from the window displays what sort of products are on sale inside. Eventually, you find a shop that looks promising and ignore advice that this store's expertise is with a gadget you don't own. You find the front door and wander in.
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.
Cindi Silva Poetry
Hey Everyone! I'm Cindi Silva a poet, writer, citizen journalist, actvist. I love raising awareness through writing. There is so much to say! Especially now when people are discouraged, feeling erosion from what is happening in the world we live in. I'm not going to say it isn't bleak and that these aren't hard times we're living in, because things are bleak and these are very hard times we're living in.
Kip McGrath Professional Tutoring Leeds
Here are recommendations for two online services or cloud services I am using at the moment. Under review for about 6 weeks, pearltrees is new to me but I’ve been using Evernote for a couple of years. Both are great for everyday use but there are particular ways they are good for teachers and tutors and for students.
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The best coffee makers for serious coffee drinkers - by Mark G Weller
Mark G Weller's image for: "The best Coffee Makers for serious Coffee Drinkers" Caption: The Coffee Press Location: Image by: Mark G Weller For those of you who love coffee and can't start the day without it, why not indulge in the best possible coffeemaker?
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.
Authors, Are You Too Old to Make It?
Most writers are hoping for recognition of one sort or another. You believe in yourself and hope to “make it” one day. But with every passing year we get older and we begin to fear that our big opportunities have slipped away. Is your age an attribute or handicap? You’re a writer, not a teen-pop musician.
6 reasons to use Pearltrees
Pearltrees is the first and largest social curation community on the Internet. It’s a place to organize, discover and share all the cool content you find online. However, beyond this basic definition, a question remains: why would I want to use Pearltrees? Well, what I want to share with you are six major use cases (or reasons) we’ve identified as being most popular across our entire community of web curators.
Authors, Are You Too Old to Make It?
Most writers are hoping for recognition of one sort or another. You believe in yourself and hope to “make it” one day. But with every passing year we get older and we begin to fear that our big opportunities have slipped away. Is your age an attribute or handicap? You’re a writer, not a teen-pop musician. If you’re no longer a spring chicken, age can be your ally, right?