Sunday, June 10, 2007

Job Ad On YouTube

A startup looking for a Ruby guru is advertizing on YouTube instead of Monster or Dice.



This is a very interesting thing. A little while back I blogged about how it's a good sign if a company's seen your blog and/or code you've written for open-source projects. The reverse is also true. It's a good sign if a company's showing you who they are before you even meet them. Web social networking startups should use Web social networking; it's common sense.

Imagine, for the sake of argument, that this becomes a growing trend; that a social presence on the Web becomes a crucial part of business for both companies and individuals. Certainly, my blog's helped me market myself as a programmer, and it's also put me in touch with people I'd want to hire if I were in a hiring situation.



If you really want to fry your head, then for a vision of what this can look like, check out Joi Ito's presentation last year at the Chaos Congress on World of Warcraft. Joi Ito's a real thought pioneer, and he says that if you look at World of Warcraft from the right angle, you'll see the networked workplace of the future.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this Giles! This was an idea which had occurred to me some time back and am glad to see people actually using Web 2.0 media to get free work done for themselves. I feel this is definitely a positive trend and should only get bigger and better from here.

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