That's right: Slide.com. Slide.com lets you easily create a slideshow for online, social media delivery. Free. Easy. Music. Pictures. Transitions. Glitter. Animations. All the effects anyone could ever want...and just right for sharing with your online network of friends.
Not much of a mainstream buzz about slide.com -- but definitely a lot of users, and a whole lot of eyeballs. Check it out...
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SecondLife.com is an online 3D society. Those who join SecondLife wander about as cartoon characters (called avatars). Your cartoon self can meet friends -- who are also cartoons. Your animated persona can socialize, go to church, attend business meetings: and wonder-of-wonders -- view commercials and ads. It's just like real life -- except you can fly. (And grow a tail, if you want one.)
Some hipster silicon valley corporations (and even a few Grand Rapids furniture companies!) are keen on SecondLife. Some are busy sponsoring trade shows and handing out electronic swag to cartoon attendees. Others are leasing meeting space, buying islands, and of course, hawking products with cheesy stand up PowerPoint-like presentations.
There's charm in cheese! At this stage of development, cheesiness is to be expected. And Second Life can be an awful lot of fun. It reminds me of PowerPoint presentations in the early nineties. Perhaps SecondLife will have an evolution similar to PowerPoint. Remember:
By 2008, PowerPoint has (at least) five lives. Sometimes, we design and deliver with just one life in mind. But with the power of social media and internet proliferation, your PowerPoint presentation can take on a life of its own -- often far beyond its intended purpose and audience.
I've found that my secondary audience has a much (much) bigger impact than my original audience. And as presenters, we need to be aware that our presentations are enjoying a second life in various social media plays. YouTube, Slideshare, Facebook, MySpace -- how well are your PowerPoint presentations communicating in the social media landscape?
Because chances are, that's where your presentations are living now!
How else have your PowerPoint presentations taken on a life of their own?
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