a slide sharing site played an April Fool's prank on its users. They somehow fudged with the view counts on the slides and informed the users via email that they are SlideShare Rockstars. Also, they prompted the users to brag about their achievements on twitter along with #bestofslideshare, so that later they could track how many people fell for this prank.

Some people found it funny and acted cool. But I must say that many were annoyed and have criticised Slideshare pretty heavily on twitter and the net in general. For those who have serious slides on Slideshare it might have been pretty embarassing for them and their annoyance can be pretty must justified. Slideshare reps Jonathan and Dan are trying very hard to console their users

Hope recovers from this fast. A lesson well learnt for other social sharing sites.