Word of the Week: Scribd

Word of the Week: Scribd

By Word of the Week on June 24th, 2011

Scribd: Calling itself “the largest book club on the planet,” Scribd is a unique site whose goal is to turn the reading of long-form written content into a social activity. There is a seemingly endless list of categories that provide reading material that is guaranteed to pique  the interest of all users, no matter their preferred reading topics. Where Scribd differentiates itself is with how it handles content uploads. Scribd is capable of converting documents of any format – Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations – to a visually pleasing, easily readable layout right on the website. Scribd also has a social feature that allows users, with a free login, to follow authors whose items they enjoy. There is also Facebook integration through Facebook Connect that allows users to see what their friends are posting and reading.