Sharing SlideShare Content on LinkedIn: Conversation with Amit Ranjan

Created: Monday, July 18, 2011, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 4:30 am



Amit RanjanAmit Ranjan is the Cofounder and COO of SlideShare, the world’s largest community for sharing presentations on the web. With 50 million monthly visitors, SlideShare is amongst the top 200 most visited websites on the web.

In this interview, Amit discusses the new LinkedIn sharing options that SlideShare provides.

Geetesh: Tell us about the new LinkedIn sharing option that SlideShare now provides – and how does this enhance the existing capability to post your SlideShare content to LinkedIn?

Amit: There are three new LinkedIn related capabilities that we have added to SlideShare. These allow you to share, discover, and engage with professional content on both the SlideShare and LinkedIn networks:

  1. Share SlideShare content on LinkedIn: All presentations, documents, and videos on SlideShare can be shared on LinkedIn using the new LinkedIn Share button with one click.
  2. SlideShare in LinkedIn Today: LinkedIn Today provides personalized news from your connections and industry peers. SlideShare is the first source of content in LinkedIn Today that isn’t from a publisher, but from a community. With SlideShare, LinkedIn Today is even more personalized and social.

    SlideShare on LinkedIn

  3. Engage with SlideShare content on LinkedIn: When your LinkedIn connection shares SlideShare content in the Update Stream, you can immediately view and engage with that content by clicking on a link or thumbnail — all without having to leave the LinkedIn site.

There’s more information on these new LinkedIn options on our blog.

Geetesh: What are the benefits that SlideShare users can achieve from being able to integrate their existing content in social platforms such as LinkedIn – what other social platforms do you support?

Amit: LinkedIn is the largest professional network on the Web, helping millions of people every day be more productive and successful. SlideShare is the largest professional sharing site on the Web, enabling millions of professionals to showcase their insights and expertise via publicly shared presentations.

We’ve been taking advantage of the complementary nature of our services for a while now, beginning with the launch of the SlideShare app on the LinkedIn platform in 2008. We’ve been building on that app over the years, adding things like the ability to share video on LinkedIn (in addition to presentations and documents) and, more recently, making it possible to add entire galleries of content to your profile.

When the world’s largest professional network and the world’s largest professional sharing community come together, great things happen. We’re excited to be deepening our integration with LinkedIn, and will continue to work together to help you discover people through content, and content through people.

Categories: interviews, online_presentations, powerpoint, slideshare

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