Slideshare Becomes 'LinkedIn Slideshare,' Adds Content Curation Tool

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LinkedIn announced that it is changing Slideshare's name to LinkedIn Slideshare, and introduced a new content curation tool for it called Clipping.

Clipping lets users find and save slides from presentations to a clipboard while tapping into LinkedIn data to show more information about the person who created it for credibility's sake.

"There’s so much information at our fingertips today, but it’s often hard to separate the good quality content from the noise," says LinkedIn's Caroline Gaffney. "With Clipping, research is made easier, and Clipboards are a handy way to keep everything organized by topic. You can also share an individual slide or an entire Clipboard with your networks."

"We think you’ll find Clipping to be an extremely useful addition to LinkedIn SlideShare," adds Gaffney. "But it’s only the beginning. We know building your own brand is more important in today’s professional landscape than ever before, so as we continue to integrate with LinkedIn, we will be exploring more ways to organize the content most valuable to you, make it easier to position yourself as an expert as well as identify experts you want to learn from, and give you the tools you need to further personalize your SlideShare experience."

LinkedIn says Slideshare is used by 70 million professionals per month, and that they've shared over 18 million "pieces of knowledge".

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