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Friday, November 24, 2006

Slideshare and RSS

Slideshare is now offering RSS feeds for individual user accounts, although it seems a little awkward-perhaps I am missing something, which wouldn't surprise me.

When you access a particular contributor's Powerpoint in Slideshare for viewing by clicking on the slideshow, you would expect to be able to obtain the RSS feed for that author. But you get:

which of course displays the latest uploads to Slideshare, which is not what I want.

To get the proper feed, you have to go to the address window of your browser and truncate the URL. Here is an example from my account:

Truncate to:

This page properly displays my individual RSS feed:

They have also added comment notification through email.

For those of you who have not seen Slideshare, here is an example:


  • At 10:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks for this post about problems with slideshare rss. We know we need to do more to get this right. Your feedback is very helpful.

    the slideshare team

  • At 7:02 AM , Blogger David said...

    Thanks for your hard work on this product-I like it very much and will be interested to watch it evolve. By the way, several of the teachers I work with are using Slideshare to post PP files into their Blackboard pages.


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