This is a big milestone for SlideShare and I’m excited to have contributed to it! This being SlideShare, it’s a milestone that we share with members of the community. Thank you to everyone who has uploaded to SlideShare for your creativity, inspiration and generosity.
What exactly are these 10 million uploads? To start, 10 million SlideShares would stretch from New York to London. They are how-to guides, photo essays, investor reports, thought leadership pieces, cartoons, data pulls, creative musings and much, much more.
We at SlideShare took a step back to reflect on all the great presentations we’ve seen over the years.
I really enjoyed designing this deck with quotes from my co-workers.
Pretty much every blog and content site of any sort has social sharing buttons these days. Among these, Twitter is light and more open compared to Facebook’s walled garden of posts.
We encourage users to display their Twitter handle on their profile page
Twitter sharing button on the presentation page
Notify authors when viewers Tweet their presentation
Just put two and two together and we have a neat new way where authors are notified, via an @mention on Twitter, when someone tweets their presentation:
Now, this takes the conversation about their decks outside of SlideShare (which we totally encourage), creates real conversation and enables users to connect with each other. Social.
At SlideShare, we’re always listening to our users and continuously improve the product based on feedback. We often stumble upon some really interesting ways people use SlideShare. A Twitter search can often tell us what our people think.
Amit had collected a bunch of tweets that our awesome users posted. We decided to feature these on one of the walls in our New Delhi office. To make it more personalized and fun, I sketched out each individual person’s picture and put them all together to create what you see below. Flexography, of course, is best suited to print something of this sort. We got them printed on a large, seamless sheet, 4.2×13.5′ in dimension.
View it on DeviantArt.
These are the folks we featured, do follow them on Twitter:
and of course, me: @SimplyArun