Want to share a document online? Whether it’s a MS Office doc (xls, doc, ppt), open office document, txt/rtf, or a pdf, Scribd allows users to upload a file and have it viewable on a website by embedding their iPaper program (Flash-based). This is cool as visitors no longer need specialized software on their computer to view the document.
I’d like to note that Scribd’s purpose is to democratize publishing, as stated on their website. I think highly of their philosophy.