You already know that pearltrees’ users are organizing the web around maps. They are creating their own vision of the web. After few weeks playing with pearlrees, I was wondering “what does your web looks like?”. So I have visited different accounts, at different stages, I took some screenshots, and it is amazing to see that each author’s map has its own identity.
Newcomer’s map often looks like this:
Then new maps are created and roughly stored at the root level:
Finaly the root map becomes a real edited map which embodies its author. Here is some screenshots of the biggest pearltrees accounts with my comments.
wallen and francois might be the biggest account in pearltrees. These two users are handling a huge amount of pearls. It is funny to see they are both handling their account in a very clean way with only 5 maps at the root.
patrice and myself use a different shape. We consider our account as a map and we create branches. We visually guide our visitors in our account. But it is not a normal map, you have to consider it as your place and you might optimize it considering your day-to-day tasks. Currently I’m planning to go to Japan, thus my map “Japan” is at the root of my account.
Or you can use karim‘s approach where his account is already a guided experience where you will be happy to lose yourself. Karim’s account is very interesting and I think every user should tend to create a structured root map. It brings a better usage for both author and visitors.
Comment this article with your account URL if you want to share with us your root map shape!