Saturday, October 07, 2006

Share PowerPoint presentations online


Intriguing new Web 2.0 site for sharing presentation slideshows, SlideShare.net, went live this week. Currently in invite-only beta (natch), the site enables you to upload PowerPoint or OpenOffice slideshows of up to 20MB in size and then, in their words, "share with a link, embed in a blog, discover interesting slideshows, tag, comment and have fun". I uploaded an 11MB .ppt of some of my most popular Flickr photos. Apart from mangling my choice of font (Cooper Black), the resulting Flash rendering was pretty tidy. The interface owes a fairly big debt to YouTube, although I guess they figured there's no point in reinventing the wheel. Will be interesting to see what people use it for and how it scales up. Looks pretty promising.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

if you want to share a powerpoint the easy way - try www.slidelive.com

Anonymous said...

Try www.authorstream.com and you will forget slideshare.

Akulo said...

SlideShare is the most popular web site for sharing presentations but not the best one from quality point of view. I've found a better alternative at SlideBoom.com. This free service is very easy to use and works excellent with presentations that contains animations and audio. Worth visiting!