I have been thinking that many applications that are done manually now could be crowd sourced – for example, maintaining a large list of IP Addresses (I’m looking at such a project currently), or perhaps, sentiment analysis of social media content (blogs, message boards, social networks, micro media, etc) could be done using services like Mechanical Turk – or just some kind of community annotation service.
And so it comes to resumes – which makes sense to me – with Razume, that allows you Crowdsource your resume
” .. There are a variety of sites out there to help you build a resume that will actually get you a job. Razume hopes to stand out from the rest by making it easier for you to fine-tune a resume. After joining, you can use their tools to build a resume, or upload your current one. Then other site members can use a variety of markup tools and comments to offer advice and revisions. Armed with your newly-polished resume, you go off and get your dream job – at least, that’s the idea.”
Well, I haven’t tried Razume yet, but I’d be curious, just to see what the feedback would be. But I’m wondering if the concept of crowd sourcing can be extended to things like art critiques, writing critiques, perhaps even to web analytics – though I have no idea how it would be done or how the work would be chopped up – I wonder, at the end of the day if our livelihood, down the line, won’t be from any one job we do, but a mulitple of little jobs that we do instead.
Just a thought. Would be interested to hear what anyone thinks of Razume, btw.