Slideshare Vs. SlideBoom
After using slideshare for sometime, one might think that this is the only slide sharing application online but there have been a few others such as slideboom.
Below is a brief demonstration of a quick animated powerpoint slide saved uploaded in slideboom.
The big difference really is that is saves the animation and slide transitions, as well as being able to upload pptx files; something I wish slideshare would move onto. The biggest drawback for slideboom is not so much its features, but its reach. Compared to slideshare, the views (ie. the eyeballs) is very low and they wil have to do alot more to push it and make it competitive in a crowded online space. Nevertheless, try it out, spread the word - with the animation it makes the experience alot more enjoyable.
Having said that, there is still alot of crappy slide shows on both sites...