A big decision this week. I discuss further the merits of the issue on my personal blog, but here, wanted to highlight the ease by which I was able to find the full 138 page decision thanks to social document storage.
Linked from Change.org’s Gay Rights blog initially, I quickly tracked the decision to an upload on Scribd by user “goodasyou” and embedded it below. It has been “Liked” by 23,884 people on Facebook and viewed 461,451 times at the writing of this blog post. An additional 17 related documents appear on Scribd, none of which have more than a few dozen views. Oddly enough, our team favorite SlideShare seems only to house the original 2008 Prop 8 decision, which perhaps signals Scribd’s play for pure documents (PDFs, Word) and SlideShare’s position as the YouTube of PowerPoints.
At any rate, the key takeaway is thus: The power of low-transaction-cost document storage that at once makes something publicly available, searchable and shareable has never been so apparent as this historic moment.
Written by: Leslie Bradshaw | President & COO, JESS3