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Docstoc Launches Private Document Monitoring and Reporting
Online document hosting service Docstoc is out with a product update this evening. The update allows anyone who uploads private documents on Docstoc the ability to closely track and monitor usage of the documents. While Docstoc is known for public document sharing, this new set of monitoring tools allows a content creator to more closely track who is viewing the documents, email infomation, and the ability to lock documents for viewing online.
This seems much better than emailing around a PDF and potentially having it leave the circle. Users who aren’t registered on Docstoc get prompted to enter their personal information before viewing the requested document. As more and more online services tap our personal and confidential information (i.e. any Saas player), it will be interesting to watch the discussion around security and privacy.
Here’s Docstoc CEO Jason Nazar explaining how the new private document monitoring works: