Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scribd - A Great Online Reading Resource.

Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing company. They've made it easy to share and discover entertaining, informative and original written content across the web and mobile devices. Their vision is to liberate the written word, to connect people with the information and ideas that matter most to them.

Where the World Comes to Read

Think of Scribd (pronounced “skribbed”) as the largest book club on the planet -- except that anyone can join the conversation on any topic imaginable: vampire fan fiction, European travel, the latest research in neuroscience, even crossword puzzles.
Reading long-form written content (books, magazines, documents) has been a solitary experience for too long, but technologies now exist to bring people together through their shared interests. Every day, millions of people contribute to the conversations happening on Scribd by commenting, rating and Readcasting to friends on Scribd, Facebook and Twitter.
Scribd has converted over a billion pages of written works into web pages, which means that it’s also easy to access what you’re reading from any web-enabled mobile device like your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or even Amazon Kindle. In addition, most Scribd content is available to download or print, giving readers even more choices for reading and sharing.

Democratizing Publishing

Scribd’s patent-pending conversion technology has democratized the publishing process. Now, anyone can instantly upload and transform any file -- including PDF, Word and PowerPoint -- into a web document that’s discoverable through search engines, shared on social networks and read on billions of mobile devices.
Scribd is where your content finds an audience. Millions of people come to Scribd every day to read and discuss business presentations, poetry, magazines and the latest best-sellers. Scribd’s content publishers include the biggest names in book publishing, media, government and entertainment. Many more are people just like you.
Scribd acts as a hub for all your written content -- where you can upload, organize and distribute your work on the web and mobile devices. Our publisher-friendly tools include collections, shelves, Readcasting and statistics. To learn more about how to get the most out of your Scribd experience, read our Scribd 101 series or Partner page.

Re-Writing the Rules

Scribd has maximized the power of the web to bring readers and creators of written content together, regardless of physical or format constraints. History has witnessed only a handful of major innovations in publishing and reading: cave drawings, the invention of written language, the printing press, the Internet. We're experiencing another pivotal moment in this history. Join us for the next revolution.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, these are all really good resources, and I wasn't aware of some of them before this post. Thanks so much for sharing them.