You can see my slideshows here.
Better still you can embed people’s slideshows in your blog or personal website just as you can with YouTube. Here is an example:
Until we get Flash working correctly, you have to view this directly at David’s Slideshare site.
Just as the ability to post photos online, and share them with others, so Slideshare allows people to share their presentations. While not a wonderful as being there, it is a very good way to see how others are presenting information. I expect that scientific conferences will begin to use something similar. At the moment, you can go to some, such a the Pacific Symposia on Biocomputing, and see the written materials for each of the last several years. Having slides would be very nice also.