Posts By: jon

view data has been recovered

A couple of days ago we told you about how some of the “views” on SlideShare hadn’t made it into the database. This evening we finished running the process to insert that data into the database. So your views should be back to normal now!

We apologize for any inconvenience …
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Your views will be back

Some of you might have noticed that your view count did not increase in last few days (between April 25th – April 28th).

As soon as we understood what the problem was we started working on (a) getting the view counting back up and running, and (b) securing the data …
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SlideShare organizing Hadoop HackDay

SlideShare is organizing a Hadoop HackDay in our Delhi offices. We are really excited about the potential of Hadoop and are planning on using it extensively within SlideShare. But we don’t have much Hadoop experience, so we are organizing a hack day as a fun way to learn.

After organizing …
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Problem with security alerts on site has been solved

Over the weekend, we’ve been getting reports of visitors to slideshare getting popups that say “your computer is unsecure”.  Naturally, we cancelled our weekend plans, rolled up our sleeves, and started looking for potential security issues with our servers, our javascript, our advertising .. everything.  At 5PM Sunday we figured …
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Wow factor added to corporate presentation

A great story about presentation design gone wild from the Onion:

CHARLOTTE, NC—Sources at Cobalt Media confirmed Tuesday that the wow factor—an intangible set of viscerally pleasing features that instill onlookers with a feeling of exhilaration and intense interest—was successfully added to this Thursday’s upcoming PowerPoint presentation, entitled “New


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Happy April Fools day

We celebrated April Fools Day with a little prank:   views on your presentations have an extra two zeros on them. We hope you find this funny. Your views will be rolled back to normal in a few hours.

You can see tweets about this prank on twitter … we asked …
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