Slide hosting service

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A slide hosting service is a website that allows 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,[1] MyPlick,[2] Slideboom,[3]SlideServe[4] and SlidePub.[5]

Main range of application[edit]

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 concepts[edit]

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. SlidePub, Slideshare and Authorstream services uses HTML5 format.

Popular slide hosting services (features)[edit]

SlideShare MyPlick SlideBoom SlideServe authorSTREAM SlidePub
publish
public Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
private Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
download
ppt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
email Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
social networks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
embed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTML5 format
support No No No No No Yes
supported files
ppt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
pdf Yes Yes No No No Yes
pptx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
keynote Yes Yes No No No No
audio hosting No Yes No No No No
commentation
text Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
graphical annotations No No Yes No No No
audio Yes Yes No No No No
video Yes No No No No No
member
personal messages Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
favorites presentations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
contacts Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
player
full screen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
play/pause Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
next step Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
previous step Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
thumbnails Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
transitions No No Yes Yes No Yes
animations No No Yes Yes Yes No
narrations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
sounds No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
music integration No Yes No Yes Yes No
videos No No Yes No Yes No
audio synchronization Yes Yes No No Yes No
presentation details
title Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
description Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
tags Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
category Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
language Yes Yes Yes No No No
presentation statistic
views Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
embeds Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
favorites Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
comments Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
business analytics No Yes No No Yes No
graphic dashboard No Yes No Yes No Yes
other
PRO account Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
friend feed Yes Yes No No No No
groups Yes No Yes Yes No No
private groups Yes No Yes Yes No No
events Yes No No No No No
presentation transcript Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
ppt to youtube No No No No Yes No
youtube videos to ppt Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
oneclick desktop ppt publish Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
max file size 100 100 100 100 1000 100
Prevent download Yes No No No No No
watermarking No No No No No No

References[edit]

  1. ^ SlideShare.
  2. ^ MyPlick.
  3. ^ Slideboom.
  4. ^ SlideServe
  5. ^ SlidePub