26 March 2014

Slideshare, Slideboom, Slideserve -- are you taking advantage of these to access or share genealogy talks?

So many platforms, so little time!

That’s how it often seems to me.  I was reading an older blog post by Ancestry.com, which let me to an SXSW slide presentation (this year, I actually associate SXSW more with music than technology), which then led me to slideshare which then reminded me what a great resource this can be.

We have previously talked about options for when you miss a conference -- audio-taped presentations, video-taped presentations, handout archives, etc.  Since many presentations are based on using a PowerPoint or similar platform, it makes sense that there may be a means for sharing these.

This is where slideshare comes in.  It’s a resource where you can access the slides (aka PowerPoint or equivalent slides) for a presentation.

After I checked out the SXSW presentation which started this all, How Using Big Data Can Tell Personalized Stories, I noticed that there are several other Ancestry.com presentations listed in the “more” column to the right.  Additionally, you can “search” on other topics such as genealogy, family history, genetics, DNA, and any other topic that might have relevance to educating you on a topic of relevance to your genealogical research.

Of course, I then had to see if there are other similar options.  I also came across slideboom, slideserve, and several other services.  Just search on “free powerpoint sharing” or similar to see what services are available.

These are all FREE platforms for slide sharing.  Though I have talked about using them to see what presentations others have posted, obviously, you could also use these to post a presentation that you have given and wish to share with others.

Which slide sharing platform have you found to be most valuable to genealogists and family historians?

Editor’s Note: Related articles include ...
(click on the page in bold towards the bottom of the post – it has the archive of handouts and presentation slides)

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