I’m becoming quite interested in how people are using slideshare. What started as a way of sharing your powerpoint, seems to have become a communication medium in its own right – the most popular slide presentations are basically silent nubs nubs that you click through yourself. They aren’t just ‘the slides that went with a talk’, they’re a presentation in their own right. This means a good slideshare feels like a TED talk, but without the person.
I posted this one here, because I think the aspiration of Smallfish, is kind of similar to our long term aspiration for make nubs. They want to connect design students to small businesses, we want to connect people who have ideas (probably small academics) with people who can animate them (probably students).