social media watch
Posted by Sheila Shayon on August 3, 2010 02:30 PM
Take Twitter, add Craigslist, go hyper-local search and what have you got? Turbo140. It’s a help-wanted site that “outsources one-off gigs” by marrying the Internet and personal social media.
No “micro-job” is too small. Need Italian tutoring? Electrical emergency? Lawn mowed? Those in need of help post a “gig” description in, that’s right, 140 characters or less. "I'm looking for a licensed plumber to unclog a kitchen drain in North Hampton Bay." Turbo140 sends the tweet through the user’s Twitter account and posts it on the company website and Facebook Fan page.
Gigs remain posted for anywhere from five hours to two weeks. Professionals who want to apply log on to Turbo140's site, place a bid and a pitch for why they are the best man/woman for the job. Those looking for help review the bids and choose one of three responses: remove a bid, select a winner, or ask for more information.Continue reading...