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Zaask and you shall receive
Zaask is a website aimed at linking professional and amateur freelancers (taskers) to businesses and contractors (askers). The website has a rating system that promotes meritocracy: if you do the job correctly, you will have a better chance of getting the next one.
Why it matters
A freelance-based website could be beneficial both for job hunters and employers. For the former it provides a chance of better contracts whereas it might be used as a helpful human resources platform for the latter. In the age of social media, where we happily rate products and business services, should we be doing the same with individuals? And more importantly can the rating system be reliable and fight nepotism?
A selected group of experienced seamstresses can now get potential new clients thanks to a collaboration with bike couriers. This social business is being developed by Fundação EDP’s Social Lab and the SEA (Agency of Social Entrepreneurs). Still in its testing phase, this project aims at helping unemployed seamstresses. Clients can make online orders, the clothes that need alterations are picked up, the seamstresses work from home, then the clothes are delivered back.
This clever pop-up desk calendar is made from a used CD. The 50-year calendar is operated simply by twisting and aligning the CD.