The New York Times Uses Scribd – Shouldn’t You?

A few days ago I posted about Scribd, a cool online service that let’s you embed documents into your web and blog pages so that people can read them without having to click on a link to open them.

(And if you don’t have a website, you can still upload documents to Scribd and let people read them there.  Way more convenient than attaching them to an email.)

So today I thought it was pretty interesting when I was reading the  transcript account of Flight 1549’s landing on the Hudson River and saw that the entire transcript is embedded in the New York Times article using Scribd!

Here’s a link to the article, worth reading in any case, and you can see an example of how Scribd works:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/05/faa-releases-flight-1549-tapes-2/?hp

Tip:  Notice you can click on the Tracon Transcript link at the top at the top of the embed, which takes you to a page where you can download the document if you want to.  If you use Scribd for your own documents you have the option to disable this option by making the document private.

Irene Nash
 

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