LinkedIn just announced it agreed to acquire SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community.
From the press release:
"Presentations are one of the main ways in which professionals capture and share their experiences and knowledge, which in turn helps shape their professional identity," said LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. "These presentations also enable professionals to discover new connections and gain the insights they need to become more productive and successful in their careers, aligning perfectly with LinkedIn's mission and helping us deliver even more value for our members. We're very excited to welcome the SlideShare team to LinkedIn."
More, obviously, in this SlideShare deck uploaded by LinkedIn:
A perfect match. SlideShare is an on-line hosting service for your PowerPoint and keynote slides. LinkedIn’s SlideShare application not only allows you to view the presentations of all your connections, but also helps you to identify experts for certain industries and topics. Most importantly, it allows you to reinforce your professional reputation and brand by embedding SlideShare presentations in your LinkedIn profile to feature your portfolio and work.
What is SlideShare?
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share. Premium social content marketing subscriptions enable professionals and brands to gain social media engagement and generate sales leads. The company is based in San Francisco, Calif.
Some facts and figures about SlideShare (source is Google Ad Planner unless stated differently):
- Founded in October 2006
- Unique visitors:
- Belgium: 53K
- global: 26M, "nearly 29M" (source: Comscore)
- Presentations uploaded so far: 9M (source: SlideShare Press Center)
- Presentations embedded so far: 7.4M across 1.4M unique domains (source: SlideShare Press Center)
- Reach of online population:
- Belgium: 0.6%
- global: 1.4%
- Page views
- Belgium: 570K
- global: 140M
- Avg time on site
- Belgium: 6:40
- global: 6:00