September 17, 2010
DEMO Curation At Its Best Thanks To PearltreesPearltrees was THE curation tool at DEMOfall this year. When people think of curation, they often think of museum curators, authors who curate content for a book or educators who curate material for courses. However, if you search, save and later access content on the web, you ARE a curator every day. Right now, there are few tools to do that effectively and the ones that do, i.e., bookmarking services, are limiting and clumsy at best.
Pearltrees not only bookmarks all the weblinks that you visit on a regular basis, but it organizes them into nice, neat and well designed pearls that you can easily access anytime. Here's the really cool part. Since the pearls (weblinks) are pre-fetched or cached if you like, you can go back and move from pearl-to-pearl-to-pearl visiting sites in half the time you would if you went to the web page itself since they are already loaded in the background.
Pearltrees does the work so frankly you don't have to. You can also embed a pearltree into a blog post or a website so you and your readers can fly through your content easily and quickly. The pearls can also be manipulated inside a post and you can increase and decrease the size in a matter of seconds.
Go ahead, try it out. See the embedded Pearltree below of DEMOfall this year. Within minutes, you can get caught up on the conference since it's all there in one place - the exhibitors/presentors, the social media activity, videos, buzz, photos and more.
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