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Comm352 slideshare

  1. 1. Caroline Rokosny<br />COMM352<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Background and origin<br />Strengths and functions<br />Practicality and example of its use<br />Weaknesses and threats<br />
  3. 3. What is Slideshare?<br />“Slideshare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations.”<br />Business media site meant to share:<br />PowerPoint presentations<br />OpenOffice presentations<br />PDF & documents<br />Post presentations for the world to see and comment<br />Used by companies to share ideas, connect and generate leads for their businesses<br />
  4. 4. Founders<br />Started as corporate tools<br />Founders knew the power of social media to communicate with people around the globe<br />Wanted a way to create an interactive community around business ideas<br />Today over 40 million users visit Slideshare every month<br />
  5. 5. Strengths and Functions<br />Public and private sharing<br />Thousands of interesting presentations at your fingertips<br />Equivalent of YouTube for presentations<br />Slidecasts<br />Find friends or make professional contacts<br />Join interest groups<br />Catch talks from missed events<br />Participate and vote in contests<br />Slideshare widgets and apps<br />Share on social networking sites<br />FREE to sign up!<br />
  6. 6. Practical uses<br />Get the word out about your product or service<br />Share presentation with an audience who may have missed a lecture<br />Teacher sharing lesson plan<br />More “content-centric” than Facebook<br />http://www.slideshare.net/whitehouse<br />
  7. 7. Threats and weaknesses<br />Many other platforms that offer the same features<br />Google<br />PowerPoint<br />May be hard to locate your presentation if you do not tag with your top keywords (optimizing search)<br />Does not always support Adobe Flash software<br />

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