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Economy, Finance and social media


It’s intriguing that Slideshare (YouTube for Powerpoint presentations) has collected on it’s main ‘spotlight’ page the powerpoint presentations you probably want to see if you are interested in the economy/fiasco.

Google Q3 2008 Earnings Slides

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: 2008 q3)

I recommend to clients to get together social media assets they might have lying around anyway – old presentations, old ads (check licencing), old recordings of speeches, quarterly earnings reports, and invest in some time in placing them up on the ‘net. Google on this one are explaining their ‘hedge’ strategies. I struggle to understand ‘hedging’ – I figure it has to do with ‘hedging your bets’ but Wikipedia sorted me out.

eBay 2008, Q3 Earnings

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: earnings ebay)

ebay here and …

Yahoo First Quarter.

I won’t put up any more as Slideshare can be challenging to load times on a page. But I think you can see where this is going. In simple, easy, graphical form, you can go through all the charts and numbers, in one place for companies. Normally you’d rely on the Financial pages to do an analysis for you, but now you can dip in and out of leading companies figures quite easily.

What patterns did you see? In these presentations I mean. Here’s 30 Slides on Credit Crisis competition. I’m not sure we should have a competition on such a subject – heh – but it’s intriguing to see what people will do with 30 powerpoint slides to educate others on the current financial downturn.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

One thought on “Economy, Finance and social media

  1. Wow, this is cool stuff, Laurel! I know of Slideshare, use it sporadically to mine data… but hadn’t realized firms were putting their financial data up. I typically use other sites to find it.

    Very useful. And you’re right; everyone should do it. And not just financial data; anything not online should be online so Google can index it and Wikipedia can source it.

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