Scribd Makes Publishing and Reading Social,Highlights Conversations Happening Around Written Works
SAN FRANCISCO – August 10, 2009 –
Scribd, the world’s largest social publishingcompany, today announced the launch of redesigned, more interactive pages onScribd.com. The move is part of the company's longer term strategy to turn publishingand reading into a social experience on the web and mobile devices. Changes include theaddition of a "scribble" box, publishing feed, a one-click publishing button and an abilityto "subscribe" to any user and their public activities in real time. Deeper integration withTwitter and Facebook is also in the works."The next major evolution of the 'print' medium will be social, with readers participatingin the never-ending life of the document, the book, the presentation," said Trip Adler,CEO and co-founder of Scribd. "To kick-start this evolution, we’ve launched new social publishing pages on Scribd that make it super easy for people to instantly share whatthey’re reading and publishing with their subscribers on Scribd."The new social features will enable users to:
--Browse other users
and build subscribers around written worksand reading interests--Update subscribers in real time through a
--Instantly publish documents directly from the home page using a
--Compile and manage personal
, comments and other document interactions show up in the publishing feed... and much moreScribd users include millions of everyday people who share their business presentations,short stories, original music compositions, family recipes and more. Professional publishers on Scribd include journalists and bestselling authors; major media brands likeThe New York Times and Chicago Tribune; politicians and public organizations likeSenator Mark Warner, The World Bank and the World Economic Forum; and publishingcompanies like Simon & Schuster and O'Reilly Media.
About Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is the world’s largest social publishing company with the goal to collect all theworld's written works and make them available for people to read and interact with in anyway they want. Scribd is changing the way people discover, share and sell original