[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #28597: Add oEmbed support for Speaker Deck

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Fri Jun 20 01:02:32 UTC 2014

#28597: Add oEmbed support for Speaker Deck
 Reporter:  mt_Suzette   |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  4.0
Component:  Embeds       |     Version:  3.9.1
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  close        |     Focuses:
Changes (by johnbillion):

 * keywords:   => close
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review => 4.0


 Thanks for the report mt_Suzette. I'm moving this to 4.0 for
 consideration, although personally I do not think we should add support
 for Speaker Deck.

 As per Sergey's link above, there are certain considerations that need to
 be made when deciding whether to add support for an oEmbed provider. It
 mainly boils down to popularity, trust, and establishment.

 Speaker Deck is not a particularly popular service, and certainly isn't
 mainstream. It doesn't have a WikiPedia page, and it has just ~600 Twitter
 followers (with ten tweets in the last year). Even a search on Google for
 "speaker deck" only returns ~300,000 results.

 Speaker Deck's parent company was acquired by GitHub in 2011, and one of
 their other services, Guages, was recently sold on. While GitHub is an
 established and trustworthy service, it doesn't appear that Speaker Deck
 gets much love. This brings into question whether we can trust Speaker
 Deck to stick around.

 I'll leave this in the 4.0 milestone for now, but suggesting as wontfix.
 There is a [https://wordpress.org/plugins/speakerdeck-embed/ Speaker Deck
 Embed plugin] that can be used to embed slides from Speaker Deck.

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