Webdoc intends to take online conversations and expression to a new level. The application provides users with a way to build a discussion starter that uses various media and content. The user can add text, images, videos, audio and other features to create a blend of content that is far more interesting than a bland page of text. Users can contribute to a Webdoc, which is essentially a free form space for a conversation with little in the way of limitations. Users can not just say what they mean, but also show others with their images, audio clips and videos. The Webdoc can be shared through social networks so the user can encourage friends and family to check out their Webdoc and possibly contribute or respond to it. Through Webdoc, users can entice others to become involved in an event, issue, topic or other undertaking.
Webdoc was founded in 2009. The application was intended to enrich the way people express themselves on the internet. The company is currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Webdoc team consists of fewer than 20 individuals, including Core Team members Stelio Tzonis, Cyril Pavillard, Alexandre Tzonis, Vincent Borel and Mathieu Fivaz and Front End Web Developer Emmanuel Vuigner.
Webdoc takes its own approach to online expression by combining conversations with media and simple websites. The Webdoc is essentially a user friendly website that can be edited by anyone. Users can add all kinds of media to their Webdoc, which gives them limitless options when creating an eye-catching or attention-grabbing page that will encourage others to participate in the discussion.
The Webdoc homepage welcomes users with changing images of people, places and activities. Just below the large shifting image, the user can watch a short video that shows what Webdoc can do. Creating a Webdoc is very easy. The user can drag and drop items onto their Webdoc and rearrange or resize them however they like. Sharing tools are also included so the user can post their Webdoc to their social network.
A new user can create a Webdoc account by clicking the green and white “Sign Up Now!” button (found inside the changing image on the homepage). The following page asks the user for a first and last name, email address, username and password. The user can also choose to click one of the two blue buttons along the left hand side to sign in with an existing Facebook or Twitter account. The user must also check the small box at the bottom of the form to confirm their acknowledgement of the Webdoc terms of service.
Web Doc provides a fun, entertaining and effective service that gives users more options when expressing themselves online. That being said, it does not offer anything that should go into the realm of subscription service. There is no fee for using Webdocs. The user can create as many Webdocs as they like and share them with unlimited users in their social network.
Webdoc is great for users who want to put together a fun, attention grabbing page to start a conversation or encourage interest in a subject, event or other topic. The application is very easy to use and allows users to quickly design a Webdoc to their specifications.