Peartrees - is the social curation community

01 Feb 2011
Pearltrees interface

An new mashup in the social network family. Pearltrees.

Pearltrees is the social curation community. It is the social way to discover, organize and share the stuff you like on the web.

Use Pearltrees to keep the stuff you like on the web at hand, to discover new things in your areas of interest and to share them with your friends.

Pearltrees' game play is pretty simple, but its potential is limited solely by your imagination:
Pearl the stuff you like on the Web.
Organize your pearls into your own pearltrees.
Discover other users' pearltrees with the search box or the minipearl.
Team up with others to curate the pearltrees you like.
Pick pearltrees when you are interested in them and follow their updates.
Share pearltrees by embedding them on your blog or on other social services.

Yes, Pearltrees is completely free.

You don't have to create an account to read pearltrees. But only registered users can create pearls, team up with other users or follow some pearltrees.

Pearltrees’ CEO introduces the cool new UI to web http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVV7vLzSSPI

I heard about Pearltrees from Tom Foremski. Seesmic helped :) I haven’t used Pearltrees extensively. I just synced my tweets with it. It is another cool way to feed others and yourself with exciting new information and visually manage that information. I find it clever enough and simple and although I have a tendency to dislike full flash sites, I think it is well implemented for the functionality Peartrees want to offer.

Since the social networking, blogging and microblogging thing exploded (in terms of how many people actively using these services), we have been fed up with useless information every day (anyway, I am speaking for myself). I hope Pearltrees help users to target on information that really matters to them and promote more realistic social connections.

I have to say that I like the idea of a European startup and that makes me more subjective in critisizing Pearltrees. Pearltrees is located in Paris, France.

This is not a review. It's a presentation. I will come back in case I like Pearltrees that much to write my personal experience.

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