Sometimes when it’s a boring news day, we like to troll the depths of Craigslist for story ideas, and today we unearthed quite a gem. It’s an ad posted to the NYC jobs section, seeking “mobile ambassadors” for the Valley-based startup Veetle, a Viddy-like service that allows users to stream live video clips.
Of course, you need active users to build a successful service like Veetle. If Reddit built their site with an army of fake accounts, Veetle will build its platform with an army of beautiful people, ugly users be damned.
“We’re looking for actors and actresses to be Mobile Ambassadors – aka use our free mobile app to broadcast their lives on a semi-regular basis,” reads the ad entitled “Good looking people needed.” “You will use the mobile app to to broadcast live (can be anything – trips to the store, gyms, conversations, anything random in your life… ).” Because who wants to watch ugly people doing mundane things?
The ad continues:
You should be:
*Lead an interesting life (and not be afraid to share it)
*Have an iPhone or Android phone
The Veetle team will kindly pay you $10/hour to grace the site with your lovely mug, all in the name of growing their startup business. Really, it’s almost like they’re doing you a favor.
Sadly we only meet one of Veetle’s stringent requirements. Guess we won’t be serving as a Veetle Mobile Ambassador any time soon. 😦