Before, when people clicked on a profile, they saw the profile owner’s timeline
-driven activityfeed. For example, if you published or read a document -- that story would appear there whenthe action occurred. Our publishers and readers never really had any ability to tinker or adjustthis page. Until now.
Scribd’s new Profiles have a variety of modules
that place content control squarely with the user.Users can highlight a variety of collections and documents at a number of levels:* Featured content module appears at the top. Here, publishers and readers can reallyemphasize particularly noteworthy documents. Note, documents do not necessarily have tobe published by the profile owner (attribution is given to the actual publisher).* For Publishers, their published public documents will appear next. We have made it a pointto highlight content with the most reading and sharing activity. At the same time, we give
publishers the controls to modify what gets displayed through a “feature” / “unfeature” action.
* User’s Collections are also highlighted on the new Profile pages. As w
ith individualdocuments, some collections will be shown by default, but the profile owner has ultimatecontrol over this.* Most popular Readcasts are also featured in the main section of the page. Events aredetermined by a combination of reading and sharing activity of the particular document.
* The Timeline displaying the profile owner’s activity still occupies an important place on thepage, on the right panel, below the profile owner’s information.
As a result, more content will be surfaced to the
top of a user’s Profile and Content pages.