A year of innovation at SlideShare

Wow, what a year! As we look back at 2010, we are truly grateful for the support and growth of the SlideShare community. The quality of presentations has never been better, and the innovation of companies and individuals in our extended network has been awesome. Here are some of the highlights:

In response to feedback from many of you, our big launches included the ability to share professional videos. We’re especially excited to partner with the large social platforms and their communities. Twitter users now have the ability to embed and play presentations on right in the details pane. Twitter’s mission to increase multimedia content is a perfect fit for SlideShare presentations.

We enhanced our freemium model with the ability to upgrade to a Pro Account. Thanks to our friends at IBM, we created the first Pro Network. Sales leads can now be automatically imported into your SalesForce account with Slide2Lead. The branded channels have become immensely popular, and the LinkedIn features we added this year have received great feedback from SlideShare users!

Special recognition goes to members of the development community who created innovate ways to use the SlideShare API. Slide by Slide iPad app, developed by PaniPuri Soft, allows users to share their favorite slideshows with friends and colleagues through Facebook, Twitter, or email. Chris Heilmann, a developer-evangelist at Mozilla, developed a way to embed image-based SlideShare presentations without using Flash. Zentation.com built a cool tool to synchronize your presentations and videos. And on Blackboard, students and teachers can now use content from SlideShare within Blackboard’s learning management system. We hope you’ll take a look at the complete list of mashups using our API.

What’s in store for 2011? Let us know what you’d like to see! We are all about the SlideShare community of presenters, developers, planners and viewers. One thing is for sure, the momentum of 2010 is sure to increase in the coming year. We are on a roll!

2 Responses to “A year of innovation at SlideShare”

  1. Mark Rosenman

    I would appreciate a pointer to explanation of how S/S ranks search results. And also a word about how you will keep out content that is almost all advertising and has minimal “authentic” value?