Link: Hyde Park � Trying out slideshare.
Joel's first example using the Slideshare website is a good one. Check out his slide, and while you're at it, check out www.slideshare.net, a great site for sharing presentations.
On another note I'm writing a review this week on a very cool product, the Fusion hard drive, what's being billed as a "media solution" for the Web 2.0 crowd.
It’s an efficient new way
to share, organize, view and enjoy
digital content and multimedia files, sort of blending the best of social networking sites with computer storage hardware.The 500-gigabyte device was introduced by Maxtor (now owned by Seagate)this summer and allows users to
link the external drive to the home network, so anyone in their system can
access the content.
And elegant software, designed by a Bay area startup, Fabrik, transforms the hard drive into a sort of social networking site, allowing users to share photos online with select users. People control the content they share; they can make all their content public, or they can keep it all private.
They can drag and drop files within the solution’s browser, preview and select images, and other files using thumbnails, and view content as slideshows, lists and other viewing options. Users can also employ “tags” in different ways to organize image files—for instance, creating “bulk tags” for hundreds of photos at once. In other words, they can manage their digital content much like they do on the most sophisticated photo and video sharing websites.
Why is this a big deal?
Fusion allows consumers to now consolidate all of their digital files in one centrally located place. It's a great way to backup files (no hard drive crashes in "the cloud") and users can share their pics and videos with friends, just like they do on photo sites like Flikr. The price is an eye popping $799, but look for it to come down fast next year. Here's some more background.