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Open Source Jobs

A company called TaskRabbit creates an interface between people who need small jobs done for them, and people who can do those small jobs. A user can post a task on the website and Rabbits can bid on it - basically creating a mesh network of helpers.

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The kinds of jobs that are created through task rabbit are small, temporary jobs, and the Rabbits are essentially freelance contractors.  For some Rabbits this may constitute a living, but for others it may be something to help close the gaps. It creates a simple way for people who do not know eachother to link supply with demand, and create an informal economy with some level of oversight and safety built in.

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Imagine the skills you could get in college doing this.

+ you could pick tasks that could double as school projects. Hit two birds with one stone.

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