Increasingly, we can spot different tools on the Web for polished self expression and presentation. Slide clearly is the market leader in the space of pimping your social network or blog profile. Recently, there is competitor called RockYou. Both provide ways to publish and share slideshows on different social networking sites and blogs. Millions of users adopt these services as to differentiate themselves from other users and to convey status skills.
Some questions pop up:
- Will these services dominate resumes in recruitment processes in the future (integrated professionally on LinkedIn or a blog) ?
- Will these services be integrated into Web 2.0 PPT sites like SlideShare (one of my favorite sites for research nowadays) ?
- How will social networking sites like MySpace, Bebo, YouTube and Flickr react to their success ? Acquisition ? Blocking them ? Competitive offerings ?
- From a business perspective, do these services raise the bar for eMarketing / promotional activities using Social Media Optimization ? And will the special FX migrate to traditional means of communication and marketing or the other way around ?