It looks somewhat tasteless, but seems a genuine public-spirited attempt from Need.com and PBS Online to help people begging on the street.
Market Research for Panhandlers lets you see, hear and read the pitches of six real people begging on the streets in the US. You can even vote with your virtual wallet to rate their appeal.
Is there mileage in this being applied to charity fundraisers? Could charities use the Web in this way to research different styles of street collecting?
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