Why SlideShare.net Sucks

I posted this rambling at my Posterous posts (anyway i love Posterous!) but i think it’s not fair if i don’t post it here in my blog and at my own domain.

Update: Posterous is dead.

So why SlideShare.net suck?

I use to love SlideShare, i think they have the best embedable slide widget among all. So as usual i went to the site yesterday to see if i can find something interesting for a blog post or for whatever reasons. Since i can’t find anything interesting at the frontpage, i started with their popular slides which they list from user views.

Somehow i was amazed to find porn on their popular list while they’re also promoting this competition WORLD’s BEST PRESENTATION. They promise the winner’s presentation will get millions of views at SlideShare. Well, those millions of viewers will also see those porns won’t they? I mean, it’s on their popular list!

Dude, take off those porns from your site. FYI they tagged porns as ‘Nude’ and i hope you knew and do something about it. There are A LOT of porn slides in your site. I don’t mind porn since i’m an adult myself, but at SlideShare? It’s disgusting!

Update: The co-founder came over immediately and posted this comment. Thank you for your quick respond.

Hi,

Came to your blog via Technorati.

Your post about porn on our website has been noted. We’ll try to address the issue as well as we can.

Just as a note, porn & spam is a huge problem for us (as it is for other popular websites) . We remove lots of such content every day, but sometimes things slip out in the deluge, but this is only for the time being.

The community flaging off the content is actually a great help and makes our job easier…

rgds

Amit Ranjan
CoFounder, slideshare

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0 comments

  1. Hi,

    Came to your blog via Technorati.

    Your post about porn on our website has been noted. We’ll try to address the issue as well as we can.

    Just as a note, porn & spam is a huge problem for us (as it is for other popular websites) . We remove lots of such content every day, but sometimes things slip out in the deluge, but this is only for the time being.

    The community flaging off the content is actually a great help and makes our job easier…

    rgds

    Amit Ranjan
    CoFounder, slideshare

  2. Hi Amit thanks for your response.

    I did think to flag the content but i found bad experiences with other popular websites on doing so. But next time i will contribute to flag these malicious contents on SlideShare.

    I will continue to love SlideShare, since your widget is the best in the world.

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