Slide hosting services

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Slide hosting services are websites which allow users to upload, view, comment, and share slideshows created with presentation programs. According to Alexa and Compete rankings, the most popular slide hosting services include websites such as SlideShare, MyPlick, Slideboom, and SlideServe.

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The main range of application

Slide hosting services became very popular in such fields as eLearning and web-conferencing. Many electronic courses contain videos, audios, animations, which is easy to accomplish within a PowerPoint presentation. After uploading a presentation to a slide hosting service, a user receives an HTML code, which allows embedding it to a website or blog, or sharing it with a friend afterwards. Slide hosting services’ users can join groups by interests and debate about any subject they are interested in. These portals are also used in advertising purposes.

Technical part

Slide hosting services convert uploaded files into the Flash format. It allows viewing video clips online while downloading them and reducing the original file size.

Most popular slide hosting services (features)

SlideShare MyPlick SlideBoom SlideServe authorSTREAM
publish
public Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
private Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
download
ppt Yes Yes Yes No Yes
email Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
social networks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
embed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
supported files
ppt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
pdf Yes Yes No No No
pptx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
keynote Yes Yes No No No
audio hosting No Yes No No No
commentation
text Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
graphical annotations No No Yes No No
audio Yes Yes No No No
video Yes No No No No
member
personal messages Yes Yes No Yes No
favorites presentations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
contacts Yes Yes No Yes Yes
player
full screen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
play/pause Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
next step Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
previous step Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
thumbnails Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
transitions No No Yes Yes No
animations No No Yes Yes Yes
narrations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
sounds No Yes Yes No No
music integration No Yes No No No
videos No No Yes No No
audio synchronization Yes Yes No No No
presentation details
title Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
description Yes Yes Yes Yes No
tags Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
category Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
language Yes Yes Yes No No
presentation statistic
views Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
embeds Yes Yes Yes Yes No
favorites Yes Yes Yes Yes No
comments Yes Yes Yes Yes No
business analytics No Yes No No No
graphic dashboard No Yes No Yes No
other
PRO account No No Yes No No
friend feed Yes Yes No No No
groups Yes No Yes Yes No
private groups Yes No Yes Yes No
events Yes No No No No
presentation transcript Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ppt to youtube No No No No Yes
youtube videos to ppt Yes No Yes No No
oneclick desktop ppt publish Yes Yes Yes No No
max file size 100 100 100 100 1000

References

  1. 10 Useful Online Presentation Tools to Promote Business
  2. SlideShare vs Myplick = Smart PR vs Sharp Service
  3. On Line Presentation Tools: Slideshare Vs Slideboom
  4. Two online PowerPoint hosting servicesru:Сервисы слайд-хостинга
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