SlideShare, social media, social networking

The forgotten social networking channel

We all saw this picture of vintage social networking on Facebook and Twitter this week and it rings true. All the things that I now use apps for have a off-line, real world equivalent.

I also receieved a bunch of monthly updates at the start of April and realised that one important service is missing here: SlideShare. If you have a look at the SlideShare site it is clear that it is not forgotten, but I know few academics that know about it or use it. That is a shame. I am always amazed at the views and downloads of my slides. If you are in academia, you should be sharing resources on SlideShare. Just have a look at the latest stats:

Who would have thought that so many people would be interested in an EViews tutorial on structural breaks?