Web Wednesday: Slide Share

For this week's Web Wednesday post, I wanted to highlight a recent Web site that I've been using for both personal and professional development. Have you ever been making a presentation and instead of starting from scratch, you asked a co-worker if they made a similar one already? Many of us at one point or another (or will, if you're still in college) need to make a presentation, give a talk, or just need some information in general. But why start from scratch when someone out there probably already started a great framework? Unbeknownst to me until a few weeks ago, SlideShare is a veritable repository of presentations, documents, and PDFs from professionals all over the place. You can find interesting information for your own perusal, or pull slides that contain interesting facts relevant to whatever it is you're creating, whether it is for class, work, or your own business. Not only that, but you can set up a profile, comment, share, and connect with others.

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I think of it as a LinkedIn mashed together with a MySpace...except of course with more knowledge sharing and less flashy lights on pages. A lot of great companies are on there, like McGraw-Hill, ReadWriteWeb...oh, and the White House!

What do you guys think? If you use it, I'd love to know some of the great things you've found.

The Internet is a big place. There are so many sites to read, widgets to play with, and viral videos to watch. In the midst of all the trending topics and links being sent around, sometimes there are those little tidbits on the Internet that go unnoticed. Have something to share? Drop me a line at Shay@cutegeek.com!