I think the find of the week for me, technologically speaking, is Slide Share. It is a site that allows you to upload your power point presentations and share them with the world. It is also a great place to go to view slide presentations (you can search by topic, presenter, and other search criteria). It includes widgets to add presentations to your blog (stay tuned!) and is now part of LinkedIn, which just added several new applications.
According to the LinkedIn blog, “The nine applications that you see live today on LinkedIn include productivity enhancing applications from Amazon, Box.net, Google, Huddle, Six Apart, SlideShare, Tripit, and WordPress as well a Company Buzz application developed by LinkedIn. Each of these applications will help you stay current and competitive as a professional in today’s rapidly changing business world.”
As a member of Plaxo, Collective X and LinkedIn, I have to say that LinkedIn seems to be the most relevant to me, and even more so since this update. I’ve connected with far more people on LinkedIn than on the other platforms. I’m enjoying the groups feature and look forward to trying out some of the new applications soon.