I am such a big fan of scribd and that's why I am so disappointed that I cannot upload file after I switch from Windows Vista to Ubuntu Linux as my desktop environment.
I love scribd because it is a key part of my "smooth online experience of documentation". For editable document, I use Zoho writer alll the time. For any file comes in as an email attachment, I use Google Docs because Gmail is my default web email (byebye hotmail,yahoo mail! and sina mail). For uneditable files, I upload important/personal files to the free account ofBox.net (1G for free), I upload really old achieves to Xdrive.com, then I upload files in public domain to scribd.com so that I dont need to store any file in my local drive. In a way, I think I am already in the "always-on" mode describd by Mark Kvamme@Sequoia Capital.
Check his podcast interview below:
Here is a quick summary of Kevin's talk:
- Vertical Search is interesting
- Broad Band adoption (>500kps) in the States is a key trend to watch since it will bring a always-on way to use Internet and it may dramatically change the online world
- Adoption of new media, video/picture etc, is still growing and sharing is key
- Content creation is expensive and will hit newspaper/magazine badly. Local newspaper will die first
Kevin is a sharp guy so you may want to listen to other talk he had given at PodTech here.
So you see how critical scribd is being part of my online/offline seamless experience. So scribd guys, please...
I am runnign Ubuntu 7.10, Firefox 184.108.40.206 and Flash 9. Scribd not only does not allow me to upload file (forever 0% completed) but also crash my Opera browser as well...
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