Today we are celebrating a big milestone — more than 10 million presentations have been uploaded to SlideShare. This being SlideShare, it’s a milestone that we share with members of the community, like you. Thank you to everyone who has uploaded to SlideShare for your creativity, inspiration and generosity. If you haven’t uploaded yet, we’ve created a collection of cool ideas to inspire you to join the club!
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. In this 10 Million Uploads infographic we’ve highlighted some of the top content and professionals on SlideShare, along with the presentation trends we are seeing across the world.
We’ve selected some of the hottest presentations on SlideShare from the past six years. The Brand Gap was uploaded shortly after SlideShare launched. It was the first SlideShare to go viral and its style influenced people to design specifically for viewing on the site. Death by Powerpoint was influential for both its design and message to break out of templates. R.I.P Good Times by Sequoia VC was leaked to portfolio companies, and devastated the private equity market which previously thought startups could be immune from the recession. CEO Reed Hasting’s internal presentation about Netflix’s company culture broadly impacted management thinking around the world. President Obama’s long form birth certificate was uploaded to the White House channel; controversy sadly made this the most important political document of our time. Mary Meeker’s seminal internet trends report always creates a news cycle of its own. And with the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the most inspirational presenters of our time, presentation lessons from his style captured many an imagination.
SlideShare continues to be a diverse and global social content network, as represented by the top 5 categories on SlideShare. Here are presentations to check out in each industry:
- Business: 100 Things to Watch in 2012 & 2013, What is Digital Strategy? and Global Social Media Checkup 2012
- Technology: 2012 KPCB Internet Trends and Year-End Update by Mary Meeker, GIT
- Education: Pinterest for Business, The End of Teaching As We Know It and Top 100 Tools for Learning
- Travel: Google Think Travel Keynote, Mapping the Experience and Top 10 Most Visited Countries in the World
- Health: Applying Psychology to Web Design, Apps on Health 2012 and Big Data in Digital Health
More than 50 million unique visitors come to SlideShare each month, including more small business owners and C-level executives on average than any other social network, according to ComScore. Check out some of the leading professionals who have contributed to the 10 million upload milestone: Beth Kanter, Steven Blank, Robert Nyman, Rohit Bhargava, Gwyneth Jones, Reed Hastings and Lee Aase.
We hope you check out our ideas for creative inspiration and play a part in the next 10 million presentations on SlideShare. Thank you again!