authorSTREAM is a Web 2.0 website for sharing PowerPoint presentations on the Internet.
We developed authorSTREAM for authors to upload PowerPoint presentations; this enables authors to convert their presentation in a website sharing format, where they get a unique URL for their presentation and code to embed their presentation in their own blog or site.
The embedded presentation plays as a Flash slideshow within the page in a Flash player; you can also watch presentations in full screen format. authorSTREAM has been provided as a free service and we wanted to specifically address the needs of presenters with multimedia presentations when we developed this service. We therefore, pioneered the concept of a multimedia presentation sharing service, which supported animations and sound in the online Flash version.