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The world (internet) is full of interesting (creative) things... a slideshow created by Google. [via]
posted by AceRock (11 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is also a way to show off how neat Google Presentations has become in the last year or so. To me, it's started to feel like a true Powerpoint killer, and close enough to Keynote so I don't feel so bad not using it.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 12:12 PM on October 12, 2010


That's extremely cool. Thank you for posting it. I bet some of these will show up as FPP's over the next few days, too.

This is also a way to show off how neat Google Presentations has become in the last year or so. To me, it's started to feel like a true Powerpoint killer, and close enough to Keynote so I don't feel so bad not using it.

I had no idea it was so versatile.
posted by zarq at 12:21 PM on October 12, 2010


zarq: "I had no idea it was so versatile"

Additional tidbit about Google Presentations: You can use it to give a webinar-style presentation to a limited number of people (where you control the slides) while they chat with you on the side of the window. As far as I know, all you have to do to bring people on is share the URL.

My only big reservation about Presentations at this point are fonts - it needs a lot more.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 12:26 PM on October 12, 2010


The formatting is messing up on my end. The first slide is huge text that cuts off and overlaps.

How to fix?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:26 PM on October 12, 2010


The internet is awesome.
posted by reductiondesign at 12:35 PM on October 12, 2010


I think I might have a jadedness problem. A lot of that seemed to be stuff in the early phases of "experimental" where it's more about he means than the end, the results are unlikely to impress, but it's an unusual way of approaching something and there is a slim chance that you'll strike some kind of paydirt and stumble on something worthwhile, and if not, well, if was fun to get all those people working together.
People putting their creativity and energy and time into the methods rather than the results raises red flags for me. Yeah, I may have a jadedness problem. :-/
posted by -harlequin- at 1:04 PM on October 12, 2010


Yes, but does Google presentations do cool zoom effects? I just saw my first Prezi. It was cool. I don't want them all to be that way.
posted by dylanjames at 1:42 PM on October 12, 2010


I've never seen that Johnny Cash project. It's all kinds of awesome.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:01 PM on October 12, 2010


So many awesome ideas all at once! Ahh!!
posted by non-kneebiter at 9:37 PM on October 12, 2010


I didn't know about Google Presentation until this MeFi post. So that's one more point for Google!

The chat feature is a big plus. Almost all Internet-savvy people out there have a Google account.

At the end of the day it's still a “powerpoint” presentation. With that being said, I'll end up using Google Presentations at some point.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 6:10 AM on October 13, 2010


I love the way Google keeps thinking of new cool things to show people and to do. Did you know they are launching vehicle a high tech car?
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