YouTube has undoubtedly been a success. So too has iTunes. But they both only deal with video and audio. Human beings, however, use printed materials in vast amounts – perhaps more than video and audio. So wouldn’t it be fantastic if there were an equivalent of YouTube but for printed documents?
Well guess what – there is! It is called “Issuu” and as you can see from the picture below I’ve started to use it to upload my documents.
You’ll see that you can flip over the pages to read them online, with a handy magnifier. Or you can press the print button to have a paper copy. And, if you like, you can email yourself or a friend a copy.
Even better, Issuu has social networking capabilities so you can notify your friends and contacts about your latest publications. People can even subscribe to an RSS feed of your publications – ideal for newsletters and other regular publications.
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+