Share from PowerPoint to Facebook and Twitter with Microsoft's Social Share
Build a great presentation and PowerPoint
gives you various ways to share it with the world: by email, as a OneDrive link, individual slides, an online presentation, and more.
Social Share is a free Office add-in which also enables PowerPoint to directly share presentations via Facebook and Twitter.
The extension -- a Microsoft Garage product -- installs without difficulty, and adds a "Social Share" tab to your ribbon.
A "Share Slides as Video" option converts your presentation to a video and posts it directly to your Facebook account.
There are also tools to share your content as a photo album on Facebook, or post a selected area of the screen (just a freehand rectangle) on Facebook or Twitter.
Social Share can automatically upload the presentation to OneDrive, and include a link to the file with your post, making it easier for others to share your content (they can link to the file, instead of your Facebook/ Twitter account).
And if you want to know what everyone else thinks of your work, a View button displays any responses to your Facebook and Twitter posts.
Social Share behaved a little oddly at the start of our tests by occasionally refusing to authenticate with Facebook, but that may have been a temporary network or website issue.
For the most part the add-in worked just fine, though, and if you regularly need to share presentations with others -- especially people who don’t have PowerPoint -- Social Share could save you a lot of time.
And in other Social Media News....
InstaGranma! Old people are finally going crazy for Social Media
If you thought old people don't "get" social media, you may want to think again.
According to a report by Pew Research Center last month, 35% of all adults aged 65 and older said they're on social media. That's more than triple what was reported in 2010, when only 11% said they were social media users.
That still vastly lags behind young adults (ages 18 to 29), who said 90% are on social media, but it's a dramatic improvement from 2005, when only 2% of adults 65 and over said they used social media of any form.
The report didn't explain why the sudden jump was happening, but some of the reasons it cited in its previous reports include: reconnecting with old friends, reaching out for chronic disease support, and simply a way to bridge generational gaps.
The report was based on 27 surveys and 62,000 interviews conducted by Pew Research Center from March 2005 to July 2015.
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