The middle of April is an odd time to be thinking about resolutions. It’s long enough away from new year’s that those resolutions have either been successful or failed. A lot of times, when discussing resolutions, I’ll hear people say they don’t have anything they really want to work on. Since we could all probably use some self-improvement, often times it’s just a matter of not knowing what we need to work on. Failin.gs is a website that can change that by collecting those recommendations for improvement from your acquaintances.
When you setup your profile at Failings, it will allow individuals to leave Twitter-like messages (145 characters instead of 140) anonymously telling you what they think about you. If a person visits your profile, they’ll just see a simple text box to enter their thoughts and submit. When you visit your profile, you’ll still see the text box in case you want to document your own flaws but you’ll also see the collection of submissions others have left so you can start working on those.
You can categorize the feedback into “I knew this”, “I had no idea!”, or “I disagree completely”. You can also send your feedback out through Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail and you can even embed your profile on a website to collect more thoughts. It’s simple Web 2.0 put to a unique use and hopefully those with a knack for self-improvement can make the most of it.
You might receive a message like this asking for your to provide your anonymous thoughts on an acquaintance.
You’ve been invited to leave anonymous feedback on your friend using a website called failin.gs — a completely anonymous way for people to tell each other what they could improve upon!
This person obviously values your opinion, so do drop by and enter a few words. Your identity will not be revealed and in fact, you won’t even be asked to register to leave a comment for them.
Their profile is here: http://failin.gs/profile/ProfileName
Thank you and have a great day.
The failin.gs gang
Update 10/7/2012: Failin.gs has shutdown and moved over to http://youtell.com to focus on more anonymous feedback.