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Making the most of Slideshare

Photo: Ayuuk Ceramics

Slideshare — https://www.slideshare.net — is useful for sharing presentations and documents. It’s easy to upload and tag files. Presentations are then available for embedding on other websites. On the downside, the ability to edit and replace files (re-uploading) has been removed as an option.

We love to see the presentations given at conferences in advance and archived for later perusal. Sharing documents presentations in an open way (instead of say attachments) allow you to face the interested public and get critical feedback which will only improve your presentation.

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What we like about Slideshare
Creative Commons licensing – The default is ‘all rights reserved’ though we recommend some form of sharing with attribution. Bonus points for presentations which are licensed as attribution-sharealike.
Embedding – Makes it possible to share presentations on other sites
One Click Sharing – Easy to share presentations on Facebook, Twitter and Email
LinkedIn connection – Easy to share presentations on one’s LinkedIn profile
Re-uploading – Ability to edit a presentation and post the new version online. We really liked this option which leads to our pet peeves.

Pet Peeves

Problem with re-uploading. Previously Slideshare presentations could be edited and replaced. But in October, this option was removed. Slideshare/LinkedIn explained: “We’re always looking for new ways to improve the SlideShare experience for our members. This sometimes means eliminating features to invest in others that offer greater value. As a part of this process, we are removing the ability to re-upload SlideShare files. You will still be able delete your older SlideShare files and upload new presentations. However, once you delete a SlideShare file you will not be able to retain the file URL, or view the file analytics.”  What’s particularly irksome is the lack of any warning. It is unclear whether this now a premium service.

Under language, you can only choose one language (I wish there were a bilingual English-Spanish option for some of my presentations)

Sometimes others post spam as comments. Besides keeping an eye on one’s newsfeed, are there ways to moderate comments?

Why is it so difficult to set up hyperlinks? (How does one set up outbound clicks?)

Unable to edit URL

Unable to see final URL until publication

No way to manage how one’s ‘home page’ is presented to the world

Would like to see something analogous to YouTube’s Playlists



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