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This has some potential if it got enough traction... but it's another chicken-or-egg business which is going to have trouble drawing users without having anyone people actually want to talk to.

Slideshare is here http://www.slideshare.net/gramicon if anyone is curious. The monetization rate is really low for their case study (less than 1% of clickthroughs and even >1% of registered users), but I'd imagine more of their monetization would come from advertisers - if they can convince people to stick around and keep using Gramicon.

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