SlideShare is a cloud service for slide sharing which is nowadays owned and controlled by LinkedIn. Supported file formats are PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote and OpenOffice. Users can share files privately or publicly. SlideShare also provides users possibility to rate, comment, and share link to the slideshow.
SlideShare is a service mostly focused on presenting representations and utilizing them in educational purposes for example. SlideShare is broadly used service especially in higher education institutions.
Viewing other user’s presentations registration is not needed unlike uploading own material.
Services primary purpose is a slide hosting service but it also provides users ability to comment and share the content on the site. Presentations can be uploaded to the site publicly or privately. Site modifies uploaded material automatically suitable format in browser. User can download presentations in PDF format. Uploader of the material is able to determine the time period how long particular presentation is available for viewers.
Ownership of the material uploaded on the site remains user. However, SlideShare reserves the right to use uploaded materials for promotion uses. After a termination of the user account all the material will be destroyed.
+ Broadly used in higher education institutions
+ Copyright of the uploads stay with user
+/- Accounts are personal, even if the account is owned (paid) by a company
+/- Also commercial service available
- Removal of user account removes also material except material copied or reshared by other users.
- You are granting LinkedIn and our affiliates the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others.
- Due to LinkedIn connection, collects extensive amount of user information.
- Any policy changes are distributed according to LinkedIn policies
With service registration, or LinkedIn or Facebook
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