SlideShare es un sitio web que ofrece a los usuarios la posibilidad de subir y compartir en público o en
privado presentaciones de diapositivas en PowerPoint, documentos de Word, OpenOffice, PDF,
El servicio de alojamiento es gratuito y los usuarios pueden acceder registrándose o usando el registro
de su cuenta de Facebook.
SlideShare fue lanzado el 4 de octubre de 2006.2 Este sitio web es considerado similar a YouTube, pero
de uso orientado a las presentaciones de series de diapositivas.3
El sitio web recibe alrededor de 12 millones de visitantes al mes.
El 4 de Mayo de 2012 fue adquirida por LinkedIn.
Alexa rank 181 (August 2012)
SlideShare is a Web 2.0 based slide hosting service. Users can upload files privately or publicly in the
following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote orOpenOffice presentations. Slide decks can then be
viewed on the site itself, on hand held devices or embedded on other sites. Launched on October 4,
2006, the website is considered to be similar to YouTube, but for slideshows. The website was
originally meant to be used for businesses to share slides among employees more easily, but it has since
2. expanded to also become a host of a large number of slides which are uploaded merely to
entertain. Although the website is primarily a slide hosting service, it also supports documents, PDFs,
videos and webinars. SlideShare also provides users the ability to rate, comment on, and share the
uploaded content. The current list of SlideShare's investors includes Venrock, David Siminoff and Dev
The website gets an estimated 58 million unique visitors a month, and has about 16 million registered
users. SlideShare was voted amongst by the World's Top 10 tools for education & e-learning
in 2010. SlideShare's biggest competitors include Scribd.com, Issuu and Docstoc. Some of the notable
users of SlideShare include The White House, NASA,World Economic Forum, State of Utah, O'Reilly
Media, Hewlett Packard and IBM.
Rashmi Sinha, the CEO and co-founder of SlideShare is responsible for partnerships and product
strategy. She was named amongst the world's Top 10 Women Influencers in Web 2.0
Jonathan Boutelle is the CTO of SlideShare and came up with the initial idea behind SlideShare.
He wrote the first version of the site.
Amit Ranjan, the COO heads SlideShare's development team in India and focuses on product
management, content and community.
In February 2011 SlideShare added a feature called Zipcasts. A Zipcast is a social web
conferencing system which allows presenters to broadcast an audio/video feed while driving the
presentation through the Internet. Zipcasts also allows users to communicate during the
presentation via an inbuilt chat function.
Zipcasts do not currently support screen sharing with the presenter, a feature available in
competing paid services like WebEx and GoToMeeting. Additionally, presenters using Zipcasts are
not able to control the ﬂow of a presentation allowing viewers to navigate back and forth through the