The spirit of 2010 in presentations, searches and social media

It’s Zeitgeist time!

Take a look at this presentation from the SlideShare team that shows statistics elaborated from all the presentations that were loaded on SlideShare in 2010.

SlideShare Zeitgeist 2010 from Rashmi Sinha
You may wonder what the situation was like a year ago. Well, last  year a similar presentation was posted, I have embedded it below, and you can scroll slide by slide on each one to compare the data.

SlideShare Zeitgeist 2009 from Rashmi Sinha

Some interesting observations:

  1. Presentations still average around 19 slides (the two above average 19 as well!)
  2. Japanese presentations on average are the longest (42 slides) and English are the shortest.
  3. More font variety: Arial and Times New Roman appear a bit less in 2010 vs. 2009.
  4. Software has been upgraded: Presentations prepared in Powerpoint 2007/2010  format (PPTX) are now 30% vs. 17% for the previous year.
  5. No noticeable increase in the number of Apple Keynote presentations, though it is used a lot to make the most liked presentations.
In looking back at the year that has just gone by, it’s also interesting to watch the Google Zeitgeist for 2010  presented in this video:

It’s practically a  news summary for 2010. Have you searched for these terms too in the past year?

If you are on Twitter (I am @slidecoach on Twitter, by the way), you can check out a site which reviews Twitter happenings in 2010.


Zeitgeist means “the spirit of”.