Scribd’s New Profile Pages

Today we released a new version of Profile pages on Scribd. The new design is a result of strategic thinking about how to best allow publishers and readers alike to highlight specific content.

Spotlight on Content

We have introduced multiple content modules where members can surface documents and collections they would like people to see first. Before, when people clicked on a profile, they saw the profile owner’s timeline-driven activity feed. For example, if you published or read a document — that story would appear there when the action occurred. Our publishers and readers never really had any ability to tinker or adjust this page. Until now.

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Scribd’s new Profiles have a variety of modules that place content control squarely with the user. Users can highlight a variety of collections and documents at a number of levels:

– Featured content module appears at the top. Here, publishers and readers can really emphasize particularly noteworthy documents. Note, documents do not necessarily have to be published by the profile owner (attribution is given to the actual publisher).

Feature / Unfeature

Feature / Unfeature

– For Publishers, their published public documents will appear next. We have made it a point to highlight content with the most reading and sharing activity. At the same time, we give publishers the controls to modify what gets displayed through a “feature” / “unfeature” action.

– User’s Collections are also highlighted on the new Profile pages. As with individual documents, some collections will be shown by default, but the profile owner has ultimate control over this.

– Most popular Readcasts are also featured in the main section of the page. Events are determined by a combination of reading and sharing activity of the particular document.

– The Timeline displaying the profile owner’s activity still occupies an important place on the page, on the right panel, below the profile owner’s information.

As a result, more content will be surfaced to the top of a user’s Profile and Content pages.

Content Pages

From the Profile page, profile owners as well as other people viewing their profile will be able to navigate to content sub-pages displaying all the profile owner’s Published documents and Collections.

With the new design of these pages (as well as of the Profile) more content is displayed, providing a much better content discovery experience.

From these pages anyone can select publications to feature (or un-feature) on their own profile too.

Published Documents

Published Documents

Collections Page

Collections Page

An Individual Collection

An Individual Collection

As a note for our Publisher Partners, profile support for these accounts will be forthcoming. Please continue to follow our blog and twitter for future updates. Tomorrow we will explore the ‘My Content’ page.

Start exploring, featuring and displaying your content! As always, let us know what you think of these updates.


    1. Jenny

      si c’e9tait la religion qui cre9aient ce genre de clemoexps dont vous parlez chez les gens dans les pays “laefques” tout irait bien alors ! j’habite en france , j’ai e9tudie9 dans le syste8me frane7ais on ne m’a jamais parle9 de l’he9ritage en islam ni en chre9tiente9 ni dans le judaefsme et pourtant je peux vous dire que s’il existe dans ce monde un syste8me d’he9ritage qui soit le plus e9quitable et sfbr c’est bien le syste8me en islam ! par ailleurs on ne vas pas corriger une erreur par une autre erreur monsieur , e0 ce que je sache un enfant issu d’une relation ille9gale ce n’est pas une action qui soit admirable …je m’attaquerais plfbtf4t aux parents qui ont mis cet enfant au monde , qui l’ont abandonne9 qui n’ont pas su prendre leurs responsabilite9s pluf4t qu’e0 l’islam qui sanctionne cette erreur par une punition justifie9e ! je trouve qu’il est inutile de cre9er de faux proble8mes le0 of9 il n’y en a pas monsieur ! j’ai e9galement fait une partie de mes e9tudes au maroc et jamais dans mon entourage je n’ai entendu quelqu’un se plaindre d’apprendre des cours sur l’islam d’autant plus que le nombre d’heures est vraiment minimal par rapport aux autres matie8res …c’est incense9 ! si vous e7a vous de9range , c’est votre avis e9videmment mais je pense qu’en tant que la religion est une science comme une autre et le9tudier ne signifie pas toujours y croire prenez les choses comme e7a et vous verrez que c’est bien mieux que de vouloir priver les reste des gens d’e9tudier une religion en laquelle ils croient et une religion qu’ils aiment ! la laicite9 c’est laisser le choix e0 chacun de croire en ce qu’il veut et pratiquer ce qu’il veut et non ce que vous cherchez e0 faire …cordialement

    1. scribdsf

      Thank you so much for your positive comments! Spread the word. Have you seen the new homepage redesign?

    2. Vianda

      It’s a very good point and I struggle with the same thing on my blog, Joburg Expat. Yes, I’ve given the kids new idtneities, but of course if their friends were to read my blog, they’d know who they are. So far that doesn’t seem to be a problem. I admit consulting my kids prior to publishing hasn’t occurred to me, so you’re ahead of me on that! I also think our kids are much less inhibited because they’re growing up with Facebook, where we have to caution THEM not to share everything too freely. Regarding pictures, I had resolved the same thing no pics of my kids, but then a friend (who writes an excellent blog herself) suggested I needed more pictures of my family to make readers be able to see our expat life more clearly. It’s a valid point I think, and I’ve been a little less strict with pictures since then. I think this is something that evolves over time as we all grapple with digital media and where it will take us in terms of publishing information.

  1. John

    Best you should make cganhes to the webpage title e8aea9WordPresse58dše5aea2e5œb0e59d€e6a08fe6˜bee7a4bae5›bee6a0‡e7š„e68f’e4bbb6efbcšmaxblogpress-favicon | e8“9de5a4a9e58dše5aea2 to something more suited for your content you create. I loved the the writing withal.

  2. Marija

    Albateh keh baraye amasle Ruzbeh fahm va darke sohbathaye Maryam Rajavi sakht ast, Chape iran cheh as ghomashe khatte 1 v1 2 3 hichvaght sisat ra nafahmid va hamisheh rast zad va ya chap.Aghaye Ruzbeh, agar faghat beh mozegiriha va az jomleh khodetan nehah konid mifahmid????? keh chizy taghier kardeh

  3. Ferdaus

    seen a ton of cute ideas lately but one I saw on TaterTotsAndJello, via ehtgieen25 was too cute to pass up. c2a0My SIL thought it was fab too. c2a0The kiddos spent the

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