A few days after the Keynote I did for the Center for Innovative Education at Kean (for which I posted my slidedeck up to Slideshare). I got the following by email – seemingly from Slideshare:
? “The Shifting Landscape: Virtual Worlds in Education” is being tweeted more than any other document on SlideShare right now. So we’ve put it on the homepage of SlideShare.net (in the “Hot on Twitter” section).
Well done, you!
- SlideShare Team
?After hovering over the link to make sure it was a legit Slideshare link I ended up on their home page. I clicked the “hot on twitter” link, but alas – my contribution was not there, as indicated. I poked around for a while and could not find any sign of it. In fact, it is not even one of my most viewed slidedecks.
I moved on and forgot about it, until yesterday – when I got that SAME email again. Now, the number of views has not gone up – at all perhaps, but certainly not appreciably.
So, this begs the question…is slide share trolling out these emails to folks to push them to their site? I hope that is NOT the case, since I’ve always thought of them as a reputable site that treated its subscribers well. Has anyone else seen a similar email or had any experience similar to this?