Slideshare in businessweek!

Slideshare was reviewed in businessweek yesterday. You need a membership to view the site, so here’s a snapshot for those that don’t have a subscription.
Have I Got A PowerPoint For You
In the beginning, there was MP3 sharing. Then came friend sharing (MySpace), photo sharing (Flickr), and video sharing (YouTube). Now it has come to this: PowerPoint slide sharing. offers a place to upload, view, and search for PowerPoint presentations. And since opening up its beta site in October, it has received tens of thousands of files.
The site’s “decks,” as the slide shows are called, are diverse: conference presentations, classroom lessons (“Let’s Learn Colors!” from a middle-school Spanish class), and PowerPoint satire (Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address famously summarized in bullet points, created in 2000 by Peter Norvig, Google’s research director).
Site co-founder Jonathan Boutelle came up with the service while organizing a conference. It will hardly grab as many eyeballs as YouTube, but corporate firewalls won’t block the likes of “Let’s Learn Colors.”
By Jena McGregor (Business Week)

4 thoughts on “Slideshare in businessweek!

  1. Andre Charland December 12, 2006 / 12:51 am

    congrats guys! that’s great coverage!

  2. Jon December 12, 2006 / 1:19 am

    Thanks man!
    It’s a bummer that it’s not linkable. Not that many people will read it online. ;-

  3. Chris Craft December 12, 2006 / 2:37 am

    I just want to point out how proud I am to be the creator of the slide presentation she mentioned. Let’s Learn Colors is a slide presentation I use with my sixth graders to learn the basic colors in Spanish. It seems appropriate that she would mention that one!
    Thanks for a great product!

  4. Jon December 12, 2006 / 2:42 am

    Thanks, Chris! And congratulations on being mentioned in the article. It must have struck a chord for her to mention it…

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