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Making the most of Slideshare

One of our favorite tools

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.

We would love to see the presentations to be given at conferences in advance. We’d love to see these same presentations updated, tweaked afterward. Even if we do not attend the event in person, if the topic is of interest, we are keen on making a deep dive.

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.

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

We also have a few pet peeves.

Pet Peeves

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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