Scribd, a site for sharing documents, is coming out of private beta this week:
Scribd is most easily described as a text version of YouTube. It is a social network that lets you tag, share, and comment on uploaded documents (.doc, .pdf, .txt, .ppt, .xls, .ps, .lit).
Documents can be displayed and embedded as HTML or the under-utilized, and faster-than-a-PDF, Flash paper format. They can be downloaded as .pdf’s, .docs, .txt, and even .mp3 files. The MP3 version is created by Scribd’s text-to-speech package (powered by Nuance) that lets you listen to the text of your document in a quivering British accent