Friday Fun Link – Scribd (March 9, 2007)

Scribd is a new site attempting to be the “YouTube of documents.”
It currently accepts .doc, .ppt, .txt, .pdf, .xls, .ps, .lit, .cia and
.nhl file formats (just seeing if you’re paying attention on those last
two!)

Right now, the site seems to be a mix of pirated e-books (there’s that YouTube connection!) and documents of the type your mom might forward to you by e-mail.

But
it definitely has potential as an information sharing medium. As one
commenter in the TechCrunch story says: “It’ll be interesting to see
what kind of content becomes popular. Term papers? Government
documents? Porn? All of the above?” If YouTube is the guide, “all of
the above” is probably the most likely. (Er, except porn. YouTube
doesn’t allow that. Uhm, at least that’s what a friend told me.)

Like YouTube, Scripd allows embedding of any documents. Here’s one called “18 Tricks To Teach Your Body.”

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