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