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Wtf is a Pearltree?

December 15, 2009

Great question, and one that I’m glad you asked!

A Pearltree appears to be a user generated idea network set over an infinite canvas.  It features click and drag, but not zooming, to navigate the branching nodes of interest.  As a user, you can create an interest network and connect areas of it to those created by others to grow your… tree.  The following video explains how to use the site:

I must admit that even after tooling around on the site, and watching the video, I am still a little bit lost.  The idea is really fascinating and I love the social aspect of it, but the implementation seems kind of wonky, even discounting the lack of zoom.

Kevin Hanes

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