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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?
Orange’s Business Services arm have launched a social media campaign designed to add increasing value. Web TV offers expert advice, and an in-house blog is updated with articles on new technologies. The service even has its own Twitter profile.
The main Russian telecommunications company has developed a mobile application that allows access to public services. This has made it far easier for people to obtain information and manage accounts online, without having to visit state institutions and avoiding long queues.