Discovering People Through Content, and Content Through People
June 22, 2011
Starting today, we’re launching a new integration with SlideShare and LinkedIn that will make it easier for you to share, discover, and engage with professional content on both networks.
Below are the three new features you’ll notice:
1. Share SlideShare presentations, documents, and videos on LinkedIn
We’ve added the LinkedIn Share button to all SlideShare presentations, documents, and videos, so you can share content with your professional network with one click. Content that’s been shared is then visible to your connections in the LinkedIn Update Stream and across the LinkedIn site, including LinkedIn Signal, which lets you use your professional network as a dynamic filter for shared content.
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2. SlideShare in LinkedIn Today
LinkedIn Today provides personalized news from your connections and industry peers. SlideShare content that is actively shared on LinkedIn can now be found on the SlideShare.net Today page. SlideShare is the first source of content in LinkedIn Today that isn’t from a publisher, but from a community. With SlideShare, LinkedIn Today is even more personalized and social.
3. Engage with SlideShare content on LinkedIn
Starting today, when a connection shares SlideShare content in the Update Stream, you can immediately view and engage with that content by clicking on a link or thumbnail -- all without having to leave the LinkedIn site.
Chocolate + peanut butter for professionals
LinkedIn is the largest professional network on the Web, helping millions of people every day be more productive and successful. SlideShare is the largest professional sharing site on the Web, enabling millions of professionals to showcase their insights and expertise via publicly shared presentations.
We’ve been taking advantage of the complementary nature of our services for a while now, beginning with the launch of the SlideShare app on the LinkedIn platform in 2008. We’ve been building on that app over the years, adding things like the ability to share video on LinkedIn (in addition to presentations and documents) and, more recently, making it possible to add entire galleries of content to your profile.
When the world’s largest professional network and the world’s largest professional sharing community come together, great things happen. We’re excited to be deepening our integration with LinkedIn, and will continue to work together to help you discover people through content, and content through people.