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An Idea

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by danizdeman, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. danizdeman

    danizdeman Regular Member

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    What if there was a website where you could find mentors, and mentors could find pupils?

    Mentors could find people to do work for them for free in exchange for some valuable experience and knowledge.

    Benefit: -They get people to do simple tasks that they don't want to waste time on. The time spent teaching will be compensated by the work fulfilled by the trainee.
    -Develop a strong relationship with a person that can work for you for real and maybe even partner with you.
    - Can teach rather quickly via video. There is an emphasis on video chat because you get to get your message across more clearly.

    Trainees can learn valuable skills and get an education for free. An education built around real life experience rather than just knowledge.

    Benefit: Find out what work makes them happy and see what they enjoy doing.
    Get a free education by doing a free internship..


    I guess you can say it's an interactive internship site.


    You can have groups of people in group video chats and you can have synchronized document editing as well as milestones.


    Mentors can even promote trainees into "paid interns" and pay them through the website.



    Just a thought. What do you guys think?
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The age old practice of apprenticeship. :) Happens in the last 2k years ;)

    Would it work in an online setting? Maybe.
     
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  3. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    I personally think the idea is great, but the only way to see if its successful is to have it done.
     
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  4. danizdeman

    danizdeman Regular Member

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    Yeah I just thought of it right before I wrote that. Would anyone be interested in working with me on it?
     
  5. IsayBiteMe

    IsayBiteMe BANNED BANNED

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    Sounds good to me but I'd be more like the mentee rather than the mentor haha
     
  6. danizdeman

    danizdeman Regular Member

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    Hah well both are needed. This is something I will be thinking upon deeply. If anyone is interested PM me. That is all.
     
  7. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    I think you need to select your mentors, otherwise it is scammers heaven. You would also need to train your mentors btw.

    The idea on itself isn't bad at all and would be a huge success, but not with a website in the way I understand it now.
    But this has been tried and proven to work in other topics that are not IM related but still online.

    Just my 2 eurocents.
     
  8. IsayBiteMe

    IsayBiteMe BANNED BANNED

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    Let me know if you do go through with this. I'd be interested :)