Share MS Office Documents with Facebook Friends
Imagine you’ve just made a great PowerPoint presentation with all the photos of your pet cats and you can’t wait to share with your friends! And you want to share it not only with all your friends individually, but with as group. So what do you do? Organise a small party and invite them all? Nah! It’s the age of Internet and Social Networking and Cloud applications. You can share your presentation using docs.com with all your Facebook friends on your wall. Imagine getting all the comments and the discussions that follow about which pic is the cutest!
Now to some serious business, Docs.com is a Microsoft initiative to integrate MS Office documents more closely with Facebook. It allows you to share your documents (MS Word and PDF), spreadsheets (MS Excel) and presentations (MS PowerPoint) in a better way. The shared document need not be downloaded, they can be viewed inside the browser itself. You do not need to register separately to use Docs.com, you can login using your Facebook credentials.
Once you have allowed it to access the basic info from your Facebook profile, you are ready to use it. You can not only upload docs to share them, you can even create them online using docs.com. Docs.com has the interface of MS Office 2007 and provides the basic feature set. Nevertheless, it is enough to create a simple document or spreadsheet.
Once you have created or uploaded a document, you can directly share it on your Facebook wall.
You can select individual friends or groups to share with. You can even make it public. While sharing, you can even allow others to edit it. So it can also be used as a collaboration tool too. You can also select if users should be able to download the document or not.
Each document will have a link which can be used to access it. The best thing is that the link is pretty short, just 4 characters after “docs.com/” as of now. So it can be shared even with spoken words and can be easy to remember.
In conclusion, docs.com provides an easy and elegant way to share documents with your Facebook friends and groups. In addition, it provides an editor, which though not very rich on features, is one with which we are all very comfortable. So you can use it to backup and edit your documents online too.