Thursday, May 14, 2009

TwitDoc brings document distribution to Twitter

This one comes with a tip of the hat to Francois Ragnet, a Xerox (NYSE XRX) program manager who authors The Future of Documents blog and has been turning out some great content of late. (A link to his blog is also available in my blogroll, to the right.)

Yesterday Ragnet highlighted TwitDoc -- a new Twitter application that allows Twitter-based distribution of documents, and not just in a narrow range of formats. From the TwitDoc site, here's an explanation of their range of file capabilities.

You can upload pictures (jpg, png, gif), or documents: Word (doc, docx), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps), Excel (xls, xlsx), PDF, PS, Open Office (odt, odp, sxw, sxl), and text (txt, rtf). Please do not upload copyrighted material for which you do not own the rights.

My first quick demo worked beautifully (see above), with the document opening quickly and flawlessly from its home. (My regular readers will recognize Scribd from many posts covering the "YouTube for Documents" company.)

Definitely ones worth keeping an eye on -- that's both TwitDoc, and The Future of Documents blog.

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