I like slideshare – it’s a good thing, as far as a place where I can see the slides of presentations I can’t go to goes.
It doesn’t have the chat (a point raised by plenty others) – a fundamental problem. And given the sort of slides I like to look at when watching someone else present, and the sort of slides I make when giving a presentation it all means that I’m probably missing quite a lot.
But at least I get something – which is better than nothing, and to be fair there’s only so many conferences and meetings my long suffering boss can afford to send me on. And when people put their slides up ahead of their presentation, and when there are people tweeting from the conference where the slides are being presented, it’s a lot better than nothing. (acutally contributed tuppence worth to the EAHIL conference in Lisbon twitter discussion as it was happening because I could see the slides as well as read the tweets)
I’ve added slideshare slides on this blog already – I like it!
What I also like increasingly, but haven’t played with to have made one myself, is prezi
dull old straight powerpoint on slideshare: 1, super fancy prezi: 2 (if done well)