Acquisitions don’t always make one happy! But this case is different and special.
Ever since the social media industry has exploded, the world seems to have gone gaga over facebook, twitter and maybe about how google + may or may not beat them at the social game. LinkedIn, and the even lesser known Slideshare somehow get lost in the game. Now the argument may be that LinkedIn doesn’t have a user base that matches that of facebook, or people haven’t gone crazy for this network, but that actually doesn’t matter. What matters is, that LinkedIn is one of the most important social networks that we have out there, and it is responsible for altering career decisions to candidates getting through better companies to better business networking and deal cracking for entrepreneurs and businessmen.
You can have all the fun you want on facebook, but when it comes down to serious work, you’ve got to actively use LinkedIn! Moving on to slideshare, i remember once making this tiny harmless ppt on ’10 simple lessons from Kolaveri Di’ and uploading it on the network to see if people like it. To my amazement, it started trending on the slideshare platform and till date has got 12,000+ views from across the globe. 130 people liked it on facebook, 54 ending up tweeting about it, add to that 9 favorites on the platform itself. No other platform on the planet gives you the power to reach out to so many people irrespective of the kind of content you create, but with slideshare, if you’re good, word spreads fast.
The reason to be happy today is that when 2 important platforms come together, they are bound to end up helping out lots of professionals out there, making their task of reaching out to relevant audiences easier and better. Cheers to the team at slideshare! For its a well deserved acquisition :) Hope this fuels the hopes of many other Indian startups as well, the hope of doing good work and getting noticed across the globe.