Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm a SlideShare RockStar - PRANK!

Today, I received an email from SlideShare team stating
Hi heshans,

We've noticed that your slideshow on SlideShare has been getting a LOT of views in the last 24 hours. Great job ... you must be doing something right. ;-)

Why don't you tweet or blog this? Use the hashtag #bestofslideshare so we can track the conversation.

-SlideShare Team

It was the presentation I did for our junior batch on January. Upto now it had 50058 number of views. :) I thought that "would this much of people would want to look at my presentation?"

My stay at the limelight was short lived. Since it was the 1st of April ,I needed to verify whether this was correct or incorrect, before posting the blog. So I went googling to find out whether others have received similar emails from Slideshare. Then found out that it was a April 1st prank.

SlideShare was very useful for me, when I wanted to embed my powerpoint presentations to my blog. It is very sad that they have used a cheap way to market their website like that. In reality they do not have to market their website because everyone who uses SlideShare knows it's true value. In the end the marketing guys of SlideShare managed to tarnish the reputation of SlideShare.

Nice going guys you did great job!

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