On Sunday night we moved all the servers that run SlideShare to a new hosting location. It was something that we had been planning for a few months, but these kinds of operations are always high-stress and high-risk. We’re sorry about the downtime. Fortunately, the move seems to have … Read More..
Posts Categorized: Technical Trivia
Ever heard of Chris Anderson’s long tail? Someone did the analysis and found that SlideShare presentations have a long tail. What this means in a nutshell is that “there is little chance to be a blockbuster on Slideshare, but that you can quite easily attract a significant audience.” Go … Read More..
When you invite someone to join an event or a group on SlideShare, an email goes out to them to confirm their acceptance.
Unfortunately, this simple act almost blew up in our faces thanks to an elementary mistake in interface design.
With the constructive feedback, we’ve now changed the content … Read More..
We are psyched to bring to you The World’s Best Presentation Contest 2008, SlideShare’s attempt to uncover the Global Presentation Superheroes for 2008. This is a sequel to last year’s contest, and it is bigger and better this time.
There are loads on prizes on offer: First prize- … Read More..
Three beautiful ladies have joined the Slideshare server cluster.
Sushmita- Sushmita is a Dual Core, 1.8 GHZ machine with 3 Gigs of RAM. She was crowned Miss Universe in 1994 and started her career in modelling before moving on to Bollywood (thats where most Indian actresses come from these … Read More..
We have been received a few emails about Slideshare full screen not working. Now, thanks to one of our users we learnt that the latest Firefox Alpha release (Firefox 3) is blocking Slideshare full screen. If you are having problems viewing full screen, please check your popup blockers. If there … Read More..
There’s a nice little writeup about slideshare in the amazon web services blog. We’ve been super-happy using Amazon S3 to host slideshows… it has saved us a ton of money AND time, which is a nice (and unusual) combination.… Read More..
You might be aware from this earlier post, that our movie crazy engineers have named the Slideshare servers after Bollywood (Indian film industry) film actresses. I take this opportunity to welcome three more to the cluster. They are being added to our backend, as we open SlideShare to users … Read More..