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Slideshare = Microcontent

(Cue the E.R. Music)

Previously… on CogDogBlog:

PowerPoint is 2.0-fied with SlideShare

It has been a few weeks since I looked at slideshare, and today uncovered some things that likely were always there.

I am swiping the notion from Bryan Alexander’s vocabulary in terms of talking about “microcontent” — each slide in an uploaded PowerPoint, that gets convetreted to Flash, is addressable as a URL. This is big, but means you can direct link to a specified slide in any show:

http://slideshare.net/sam_the_mc/pokemon/4
http://slideshare.net/pedronr3/premios-de-fotojornalismo-2005/8
http://slideshare.net/pedrobeltrao/modularity-and-evolvability/18
http://slideshare.net/cjin/061203futurewebappstempo/43

it is a matter of taking the URl for any slideshow presentation… say, http://slideshare.net/cogdog/talking-about-rss/ and just appending the number of the slide you want to link to say, slide 7.

If those shideshare folks are listening, what might be cool is a way to bookmark or favorite a specific screen, and then have a tool to create mashup from different shows!

I learned that by looking at the show I posted from our NMC Regional Conference — it says there are 3 comments, but on the first screen, I only saw one… then I saw the little commented slide links below which show that in slideshare, you attach comments to specific screens (example)! Microcontent feedback, woooooo!

Slideshare-Comments

And their developers are on top of feedback! as noted in my slide 10. And it appears they have added (or I just plain missed) that if you create a hypertext link in PowerPoint, these are preseved in the slideshare version; it just can get obscured by their overlay for next/previous slide navigation (I say take thhose off the content area and leave for buttons and keyboard navigation).

A big tail wag for slideshare!

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