Scribd Launches Readcast,
To Make Reading More Social
SAN FRANCISCO -- April 21, 2010 --
Scribd, the world's largestsocial publishing and reading site, is launching Scribd
integrated with Facebook’s new social plugins launched atFacebook’s f8 developer conference today. Readcast is a set of features that enables people to automatically share what they'rereading on Scribd with their friends on Facebook and other socialsites. The
are also now part of the Scribd social reading experience.“Scribd is the place where connections form around shared readinginterests," said Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder Scribd. “Now, theuniverse of social reading suddenly opens up to include Twilightfan fiction, investigative reports about Goldman Sachs, MaryMeeker's Web 2.0 presentation, tips for using solar power. Thisreflects the breadth and depth of what people read on a daily basis,not just what they're reading on news sites."
is a customizable feature that enables people toautomatically share what they’re reading on Scribd with friends onFacebook and contacts on other social media sites. People can alsochoose to share other Scribd reading events such as scribbles,comments, ratings, downloads and eventually mobile readingactivity, printing and purchases.Click herefor more informationabout Readcast.
Faceboook social plugins
integration enables Scribd users to“like” their favorite reading material and to see -- without leavingScribd.com -- which Scribd books, research, presentations,illustrations and other written works their friends on Facebook friends “like,” comment on, and share.