Pearltrees is a unique concept for creative people by designing a visual tree with the sites you view, by submitting a small pearl.
Pearltrees is a site that enables you to submit pearls which are websites, into a pearl tree. The unique concept of this website is to meet others with the same interests, and to locate similar topics of interests. Creating pearl trees is a personal choice of topic such as work, videos, or even an environmental pearl tree. When you use the search tool, you will be led to pearls that you are looking for.
Submitting pearls can be done quite easily by downloading the toolbar for your browser. You simply click on pearl, choose the tree you created to place the pearl into, and the pearl can be viewed by clicking the button called reveal. Once you join you will fill out your profile then have options of importing your delicious bookmarks into your Pearltrees account.
The visual concept of this web application is to view your interests in a design similar to a tree, and each pearl is a leaf. What’s connected which rests at the top of your screen leads you to others that are connected to similar interests and pearls.
When you click on the pearl, another screen appears. You will see a photograph of the person who placed the pearl, as well as a variety of options. Those options would include viewing the site in a picture format, then either sharing the pearl at a variety of sites or beginning a discussion about the pearl with other users.
When you right click on your pearl, you can rename it, share it, or delete it.
At the bottom of the screen rests a bin so you can dispose of pearls or trees you are finished with or wish to change. You can also invite others and use Twitter along with the web application. Creating a Pearltree or pearl can be done from your main screen by using the buttons located at the bottom that are called new pearl or new pearl tree.
When another user submits the same pearl, you will eventually be connected to that user. Using the what’s hot feature enables you to see pearls that are being viewed the most, and topics searched for often.
The drop zone feature located at the bottom of your screen enables you to drop pearls you locate to view them again. The drop zone is similar to a book marking feature.
If you are creative, enjoy meeting other people and have a variety of interests to share, I strongly urge you to join us on Pearltrees and submit your pearls into a tree for us to view. It is also a way of sharing articles you might have even written yourself to share with others.