SlideShare allows users to upload their own PowerPoint presentations online, and share them with other people to discuss ideas within them that could be improved or debated upon. Launched October 4th, 2006. This could include information about anything users want to discuss. Offcies in San Francisco and New Delhi. SlideShare reportedly gets around 12 million visitors per month, with 70 million page views (according to http://www.slideshare.net/tour) People use it because it’s easy to use and navigate, and it has one format for everything uploaded (Adobe Flash).
Presentations are converted into Adobe Flash format once they’re uploaded from either Microsoft PowerPoint files, or OpenOffice applications that are available. Google Docs can also be used too if they’re saved in an appropriate format. Presentations can be viewed very easily, as long as Adobe Flash is installed. This can be problematic though as some manufacturers are reluctant to include the software on their machines, especially portable ones like the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and the MacBook Air due to the battery use it consumes. They’re opting for a more open format such as HTML5 that doesn’t use so much CPU power. However, once installed for free from Adobe’s website (http://www.adobe.com) nothing else need be bought or installed such as Microsoft Office to view the presentations. Presentations can be viewed in full screen without any quality loss, or in a small window if you prefer. Download original files in batches. Supported FormatsPresentations: pdf, ppt, pps, pptx, ppsx, pot, potx (Powerpoint); odp (OpenOffice); key, zip (Apple Keynote) Documents: pdf, doc, docx, rtf, xls (MSOffice); odt, ods(OpenOffice); Apple iWork Pages
You’ve heard the good things, but what about the bad? Well, once converted into Flash the presentations lose the ability to include sound and animations. This might be good in some cases though, as sometimes it’s the actual content and not the extra fluff you want to get at when viewing a presentation. You’d need to synch the audio first if you really wanted to keep it, which could take quite a long time depending on how many sounds and where they’re located within the presentation. The time it takes to convert something also depends on the size of the presentation, with it usually taking a few minutes to complete. Maximum of 100MB for a presentation – not really a downside though. Most presentations won’t reach this size unless they have a lot of animations and even then they can simply cut the presentation into two or more piece. Can simply upgrade to Pro for 500mb of a presentation. Only get Analytics Information with SlideShare Pro, which costs money.
First locate buttons at the top of the website, then simply click on Upload. You’ll be asked to either log in with your Facebook account or join SlideShare directly. If you’ve already got an account then you can just sign in with the username and password buttons at the bottom.
Can also do bulk uploads
Information available about the person/company on the left, then latest blog posts on the right with the documents they’ve uploaded and how many there are. Also information about any videos they may have uploaded. Latest activity, twitter feeds, favourites, followers, groups, and events they may be part of or taking part in too.
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Trident Digital Village
What is SlideShare?
Discussion of ideas
Offices in San Francisco and New Delhi
SlideShare reportedly gets around 25 million
70 million page views/month
Why people use SlideShare?
How it works
Presentations are converted into Flash format
Can be viewed in full screen
Can embed the slideshows onto your website or blog
Synch audio for the slides
Market events on SlideShare
Join groups with people who share same interests
Also download the original files
Share presentations with friends on Twitter or
Animations and sound
Analytics information costs money - upgrades