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Mark van Harmelen :: Blog :: Seeking your views: Slideshare vs Flickr

August 18, 2007

Slideshare is a useful site with some community oriented features, but has no real community around it. Whereas Flickr has some similar features and some very active communities in it. Is this simply because there are some very keen photographers out there who like communicating and building skills, whereas Slideshare users simply use Slideshare as a public dissemination medium?

I’d be interested to hear your views, particularly if you use both of these media in any way.

The comment field awaits... thanks!

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  1. but they meet different niche needs I guess Mark .. so for me not a comparison. I'd bet that a lot of people on slidehshare have flickr accounts . and the slidecasting element now at slideshare has made each niche sharper.

    Nick NoakesNick Noakes on Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 06:14 BST # |

  2. Before Slideshare arrived I sometimes used Flickr to share slides as well as photos, but not anymore. 

    Its not really about the functionality - I just never really appreciated mixing family photos and my work slides.

    So currently I use Slideshare for errr... sharing slides. Yes, I do only use it for public dissemination. Occasionally I take notice of people bookmarking slides I've put up, but really I'm mostly interested in embedding the slides in my blog posts.

    Mind you this is how people started using Flickr - as a place to host the images to include in their LJ posts, rather than a community in its own right. 

    Scott WilsonScott Wilson on Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 08:15 BST # |

  3. Hi Mark

      Flickr is for people who take photos (many people) whereas as Slideshare is for those who give presentations (much smaller numbers).

      I've found SLideshare really useful for me.

    Brian KellyBrian Kelly on Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 11:27 BST # |

  4. Cool three replies! Thanks!


    Mark van HarmelenMark van Harmelen on Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 22:23 BST # |

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