Previously, I created a thumbnail of the first slide and uploaded the PDF to the internet. Readers had to download the whole PDF just to view the first few slides to see whether they were interested or not.
With Slideshare.net and WordPress.com, I can now upload my presentations to Slideshare.net, then copy the code displayed in the “Embed in wordpress.com” text box into my blog article. Readers can view some or all of the slides, before deciding to download the presentation from the Slideshare.net site.
I was about to try Slide.com next, but just visiting their web site puts my computer into 100% usage, requiring me to kill the browser (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20070116 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2sarge15) processes and finally deciding to reboot my computer. Will have to save this much anticipated feature for another day — perhaps after I have upgraded to Debian GNU/Linux 4.0.