SlideShare allows you to share presentations, documents, and videos with anyone. And since most presentations are work-related, a match-up with LinkedIn — which has more than 100 million users worldwide — seems like a perfect fit. SlideShare users will be able to easily share their content with the people who matter, and the integration may also make LinkedIn more of a destination site for content.
Not surprisingly, as part of the integration SlideShare will be adding LinkedIn’s share button to all of its uploaded presentations, allowing users to easily share content on LinkedIn with a single click. SlideShare will also get a prime spot on LinkedIn Today, the site’s section for personalized news from your connections. The company says it’s the first content source for LinkedIn Today that’s community-driven.
A “Hot on LinkedIn” section on SlideShare’s site will also direct its users to the most popular content being shared on the social network. SlideShare content that’s shared on LinkedIn will also be fully interactive. You’ll be able to view documents without ever leaving LinkedIn.
In a conversation yesterday, SlideShare VP of business development Ross Mayfield told me that the site is growing quickly. It’s now one of the top 200 sites on the web with 55 million monthly visitors and 3 billion slides viewed every month. Now with heavy LinkedIn integration, it could see those numbers skyrocket even further.
San Francisco, Calif. based SlideShare has raised $3 million in funding from Venrock, Dave McClure, Mark Cuban and others.