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Pearltrees , the Paris-based curation and discovery service, just launched a new version of its web and mobile apps . The update introduces a visual refresh with full-screen images that now automatically appear as backgrounds for all of your pearltrees – the mind map-like tree structures that you use for organizing your collections on the site. While the service previously featured a very abstract representation of the bookmarks, images, texts and other items you save on the site, the new version now shows you more realistic ‘pearls.” A pearl, the company says, now “presents a view of what it contains, making what’s inside immediately recognizable.”
Vendredi 2 novembre Web 2.0 - 2 novembre 2012 :: 16:23 :: Par Camille Pearltrees, le service de curation français très apprécié qui fonctionne très bien, a annoncé très récemment la sortie de la version 1.0 et l’arrivée des comptes Premium sur son service.
Curation and discovery service Pearltrees just announced the launch of its premium accounts. For $4.99/month or $49.99 per year, Pearltrees users will be able to create private pearls for their bookmarks, notes and pictures. This is also Pearltrees’ 1.0 release and marks the first time that all of the company’s apps offer a fully coherent feature set across the web and mobile. Private collections have long been on Pearltrees’ roadmap. As CEO Patrice Lamothe told me earlier this week, the company’s users have long been asking for this feature.
Just a few months after we sat down with Pearltrees CEO Patrice LaMothe for an interview about their topping of the US iPhone AppStore, Pearltrees have today announced that their social library has launched it’s v1.0, and is rolling out the long-awaited business model. Pearltrees’ launch is decorated with a few interesting figures: 700,000 collaborators creating 30 million pearls, which attracted 2 million UVs this past month. Currently, any pearl that is created is available for public eyes: your list of tech blogs, photos of your trip to Spain, etc.
We have published several times about Pearltrees private and public beta version on the web, its updates and the launch of the mobile versions for iPad and iPhone . Pearltrees is a collaborative and visual curation tool that allows users to organize and discover online content. Today, Pearltrees launches its 1.0 version with Pearltrees Premium, with a membership fee of $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year that gives access to privacy settings. Before, all your Pearltrees were publicly published on the web. The new feature is really good news: I am a big fan of the visual user interface although I did not use Pearltrees that much, both due to a lack of time and a concern for privacy. The content that I collect in bookmarks or I flag in my Google reader remains private or is sharable with people I know.
Pearltrees offers perhaps the most elegant and visual way of collecting and sharing online content available today, and now the French startup is launching premium accounts that give users more privacy, for a price. As a recap, Pearltrees lets you organise links to online content, visualized as ‘trees’ made up of ‘pearls’. So a pearltree about Apple may contain a branch about Steve Jobs, which then branches off to separate strands about different parts of his life, each linking to related content that is handpicked by users.
Few startups make it through a year without a pivot or two these days. That really can’t be said about social bookmarking service Pearltrees , however. The company has stuck pretty closely to its roadmap ever since its launch in 2009. After launching on the web, Peartrees is now available on the iPad and, starting today , on the iPhone .
Pearltrees , the social library that lets people have at hand everything they like, announced the availability of the company’s iPhone app. Now, everything that interests you can be stored in your pocket. First launched on iPad in October, the free Pearltrees for iOS app is now universal. With it, users can collect and share Web pages, photos, and notes into themed groups. From there, you may organize all of your interests into linked droplets that when put together are called “pearltrees.” Not surprisingly, the Pearltrees experience also includes the ability to see other users’ content too.
Le service de curation de contenus, et réseau social Pearltrees, qui permet aux utilisateurs de cartographier leurs contenus web favoris à la manière d'une carte heuristique, est désormais disponible sur le smarpthone d'Apple. Proche d'un site de bookmarking (pour la gestion de favoris), avec une composante collaborative, Pearltrees permets aux internautes d'organiser leurs contenus web favoris de manière visuelle et de les hiérarchiser (par centre d'intérêts/thématiques), en créant des perles (= une page web, une photo, une note) répartie dans des « arbres à perles ». Ce service de curation permet ainsi aux utilisateurs de faire valoir leur expertise dans un domaine en présentant une sélection d'URL, de structurer différents éléments de leur identité numérique (profils Twitter/Facebook/Linkedin, sites perso/pro), de faire de la veille, ou encore aux éditeurs web d'améliorer le référencement de leurs contenus.
I have written about Pearltree s since the web application was in private beta back in April 2009, before the official launch in late 2009. To date, the free service counts more than 500,000 contributors and more than 25 million pearls. Although I am not an avid user, however I love its aesthetics and the ease of use of its graphic interface. Content curation is a trending topic in the internet industry and Pearltrees is surely one of the most innovative startup to offer content curation and social networking based on the interest graph. Today, Pearltrees launched its iPhone application nine months after the release of the iPad version . All versions allow users to organize content found on the web in pearltrees, and each pearl is in fact a web page.
We’ve been long-standing fans of Pearltrees , the French startup that makes organizing content you find online into themes via shareable collections of linked ‘pearls’. Now it’s bringing the experience to the iPhone and expanding the kinds of content that can be shared via the service. Like the browser-based and iPad versions of Pearltrees, the iPhone app allows you to collect and share Web pages in themed groups. You can search and explore other users’ content too, making it a serendipitous way of uncovering new things you never knew existed (see our review of the iPad app for a quick catch-up). To tie in with the new app, Pearltrees now allows users to share images and photos from your iPhone, and text notes too.
Pearltrees expands interests-based social network to the iPhone - iPhone app article - Brad SpirrisonSince launching its interests-based social network less than three years ago, Paris-based Pearltrees has attracted more than 500,000 contributors who have posted more than 25 million pieces of digital content. The venture capital-backed collector community today launches a universal version of its app so it works on iPhone as well as iPad now. Here’s how it works: As one who signed-up for Pearltrees relatively recently , I am more of an admirer of the service than a practitioner at this point. The notion of a social network that doesn’t emphasize personal connections but rather common interests is intriguing. If I am looking to collect information about the band Phish or advice on dog grooming , I like having the option to tap the opinions of enthusiasts rather than just those in my social graph.
Vincent Bogaers , consultant formateur en ressources humaines et management, a publié sur son blog Tous en réseau , l’intelligence collective en action des infographies informatives sur 3 services en ligne phares de l’Internet aujourd’hui : Twitter, Viadéo et Pearltrees . Pour comprendre, appréhender et prendre en main ces outils en ligne, ces visuels expliquent avec synthèse le mode fonctionnement de ces services. Twitter : carte heuristique
You’ve heard of the social graph, now meet the interest graph. While Facebook and Google+ have built their social networks around collecting and networking your contacts, there’s a new platform emerging where instead of leveraging friends, it leverages content. Your mind should immediately turn to Pinterest and its collective visual bookmarking clones (if it doesn’t, you haven’t been using the Internet enough).
Le service de curation Pearltrees souhaite ouvrir son système d'arbres de perles à de nouveaux objets numériques et être rentable d'ici un an. JDN. Qu'est-ce que Pearltrees ? Patrice Lamothe. Pearltrees est un service en ligne de curation né en 2009 dont l'objectif est de permettre aux internautes d'organiser, de partager et de découvrir du contenu. Chaque internaute peut ainsi créer des arbres de perles dont chacune représente un lien qu'ils aiment et qu'ils peuvent partager.