Name: SlideShare Inc.
Category: Educational / Tools / Promotion
Started: October 4, 2006
Email: contact form
Location: 490 2nd St, Suite 300,
San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America
SlideShare is a presentation hosting service. Users are able to upload PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenOffice presentations privately or publicly to share them on the internet or with others.
Presentations can then be viewed on SlideShare itself, on hand held devices or embedded on your own or other websites.
SlideShare is the top website to share, publish or view presentations. I found it extremely useful to see such a large amount of high quality presentations on so many subjects ranging from design, business, culture and other subjects.
The site is easy to use and you’ll dive into the latest presentations right away when arriving on the homepage. The top presentations of the day gives a clear view on what’s the latest info on a certain subject. The featured section gives companies and individuals a way to promote their presentation to a wide audience.
I have been using SlideShare since 4 years now and I really like the website. When wanting to find in depth information on a certain subject it helps me to search presentations on SlideShare on the subject to get a lot of new information I would maybe have never found myself.
Beause of the high quality of presentations also from big brands and large companies the presentations offered are very useful. What I also like about SlideShare is when you want to make a presentations yourself you’re able to look for a presentation you like and try to create a similar design or look and feel.
Another useful feature is that when you for instance you upload your own Powerpoint presentation you are able to embed this presentation on other websites. You can do this by copying a simple code you can find at your uploaded presentation page and copying it into your web page.
The design of SlideShare is very clean and over the years has improved drastically, loosing most non essential links and focusing on the presentations. What I missed somewhat are the advanced search options on the home page which make it harder for me to find a specific presentations from the home page.
SlideShare choose to focus more on popularity, most downloaded and featured presentations than on other more specific criteria such as subject and contents. This can be useful when you don’t know what you’re searching for but when wanting to find a specific presentation on for example “game design” you’d be best of trying the search field in stead of looking under a header named “Design”.
The website search is very good though, and also gives suggestions when you type a certain word, making the loss of the main subjects on the home page of less importance.
There are lots of sharing options with social media and the name SlideShare captures well what the site is about, sliding through presentations and sharing them with others. The comment system also gives a sense of a community and gives the ability to give your opinion about other presentations.
In your account you’re able to log in with Facebook which I like, not needing create an all new account which if you really want to you can do as well. A strange thing of SlideShare is that when a friend or someone I know on Facebook creates a SlideShare account or logs in, he or she becomes automatically also a follower of me in SlideShare. Maybe I don’t wish to follow someone I know on Facebook on SlideShare automatically?
In short SlideShare is the place to be for presentations, to view what others are doing on certain subjects, to get inspired and to share your presentations with others.